Representing Franchisors Across The U.S. And Worldwide
Regina concentrates her practice in franchising, licensing, and distribution issues, as well as general corporate transactions. She provides advice and counseling on franchise relations, terminations, transfers, regulatory compliance, establishment and operation of franchise systems, and dispute resolution.
Leslie focuses on advising her clients (whether start-up, middle-market, or mature) on franchise and distribution law, including structuring the relationship and regulatory compliance. Her practice emphasizes both domestic and international franchises and licensing, as well as area development, area representative and sub-franchise arrangements.
Marisa counsels franchisors, licensors, and manufacturers on transactional, regulatory and intellectual property issues involved in developing and growing franchise programs. She also counsels franchisors regarding all aspects of the franchise relationship, including operational compliance, system standards, default and termination strategies and franchise workouts.
Dave co-founded Plave Koch PLC in 2007 after many years of large-firm partnership. His practice focuses on franchising, licensing, and supply chain transactions. Projects include structuring franchise programs and license arrangements, private equity investments in franchising, corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, antitrust counseling, advertising and marketing, and international expansion.
Leslie brought her practice of mobility services and vehicle use law and franchising to Plave Koch PLC in April 2016. She is adept at counseling clients on franchise registration and disclosure matters, franchise relationship issues, and pre-litigation dispute resolution, as well as structuring franchise and other distribution systems in a variety of industries and bringing international systems to the United States.
Emily enjoys working with clients throughout all phases of the franchise life cycle. Her practice focuses on developing and expanding franchise systems both nationally and internationally, franchise registration and disclosure, corporate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions involving franchise businesses.
Nora joined Plave Koch as an associate in May 2021. She previously focused her practice on litigation and family law matters with a mid-sized firm in central Maryland. Before entering private practice, Nora served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Susan Souder in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland for two years.
About Plave Koch PLC
Early in 1989, Lee Plave and Dave Koch, both recent alumni of the FTC who knew each other’s names but not faces, found themselves in neighboring associate offices at a mid-size Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in franchising. John Tifford and Jim Rubinger were already there. As Lee and Dave learned the ins and outs of private law practice and the business of franchising, they became fast friends and mutual admirers.
By The Numbers
Partners, Each With 18+ Years of Experience Representing Franchisors
Combined Years of Experience Representing Franchisors
Articles for ABA and IBA Legal Journals
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