The Franchising Forum will have 55 presentations over the course of three days on very diverse subjects.

Carolyn J. Johnsen of Jennings Strouss, and Sarah B. Foster will present a workshop called: "Franchisor Bankruptcy: Opportunities, Risks and Impacts On a Franchise System."

In recent years, some prominent franchisors have files for protection under federal bankruptcy law. This program will address the reasons why bankruptcy may be an effective remedy in specific situations and the process for planning for a franchisor Chapter 11 filing. The program will also provide an overview of relevant bankruptcy procedures, primarily in the context of a reorganization. In addition, the panel will discuss franchisee rights in a franchisor bankruptcy, both during and after the reorganziation process.

CLE Credit: CLE accreditation has been requested for this conference from every state with mandatory continuing legal education requirements for lawyers. Since each state has it's own definition of CLE and varied rules and regulations, you may contact the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 for confirmation of the number of CLE credit hours requested by the ABA or credit approved by any particular state.