Franchise Regulation and Damages from CCH, an Essential Treatise for Beginners, Experts Alike

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 1, 2006) – CCH now offers the first franchise law treatise that includes thorough coverage of damages, which lie at the heart of franchise litigation. Franchise Regulation and Damages from CCH has been written for the novice franchise practitioner as well as for experts. This comprehensive loose-leaf resource is an essential reference for research into disputes between franchisors and franchisees. CCH, part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, is also the publisher of the Business Franchise Guide, the leading franchise law publication for more than 25 years.

Designed to be a practical treatise, Franchise Regulation and Damages, written by Bruce S. Schaeffer and the late Byron E. Fox, explains how franchise law works, how to compute damages, how to assess litigation risks, how to value franchises and how to defend clients against baseless claims. Its explanation of franchise laws and regulations will satisfy beginners and experts alike.

Most important, it reviews topics that go directly to the heart of franchise disputes but are rarely covered elsewhere.

“At the heart of much franchise litigation is the assessment and assignment of damages,” said John W. Arden, CCH associate publisher. “Fox and Schaeffer connect the dots between liability and damages and follow through to computing actual dollars. This makes Franchise Regulation and Damages a unique and essential tool.”

Covers Hottest Topics

Written for all professionals who need to confront damage computation, valuation and the effective use of expert testimony, Franchise Regulation and Damages provides straight-forward, concise explanations. The expert authors guide users easily through the mathematical rigors of how damages are measured and how franchise businesses are valued.

Franchise Regulation and Damages covers the area’s hottest topics, providing clarity on many of franchising’s most important issues: marketing franchises; territorial disputes; termination and renewal; pricing and product distribution; mergers of franchise companies; valuation of the franchise; and damages for future royalties. It provides valuation tables for computing damages that are not available from any other resource. Throughout, there is extensive cross referencing to the Business Franchise Guide, the bible of the industry, allowing users access to full-text laws, regulations, cases and explanations. A table of cases is indexed for ease of reference and use.

About the Authors

Byron E. Fox (1931-2005) practiced and taught franchise and distribution law for more than 30 years. His practice focused on structuring, financing and expanding franchise systems. He advised businesses engaged in marketing and distribution on: federal and state regulations; franchise registrations and compliance; franchisor-franchisee relations; antitrust; mergers and acquisitions; multi-level marketing programs; advertising; and consumer protection. He was an honors graduate of New York University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Bruce S. Schaeffer is an attorney in private practice with a concentration in the areas of franchising, estate planning, taxation and securities fraud. Schaeffer is also the founder and president of Franchise Valuations, Ltd., a company specializing in valuations and appraisals, expert testimony, lender due diligence, succession planning, and estate planning exclusively for the franchise community. He has served for many years on the International Franchise Association’s Finance Accounting and Tax Committee and is also a member of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers. Schaeffer holds a Master of Laws (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order, call 1 -800-344-3734. Franchise Regulation and Damages is available as a single loose-leaf volume. The price for a one-year subscription is $450 and includes updating three times a year.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Key specialty areas include: securities and corporate governance; antitrust and trade regulation; franchise and distribution law; intellectual property; banking and finance; international law; pension, payroll and benefits; human resources, labor and employment; Medicare and healthcare compliance; tax law; and legal education. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ( Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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EDITORS’ NOTE: On the day this new publication went to print, CCH editors received the sad news of Byron Fox’s death. Byron was a pioneer in the franchise law field as well as a brilliant scholar and teacher, sage advisor, and a wonderful mentor and friend. We will always remember him for his humor, generosity and loyalty. It was a privilege for CCH to work with Byron on his last major publishing project. He will be missed.