CCH Publishes Essential, One-stop Resource on New FTC Franchising Disclosure Rules

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 26, 2007) – Franchise law specialists now have a handy, one-stop source for the latest FTC rules on franchising. FTC Disclosure Rules for Franchising and Business Opportunities from CCH provides both full text and insightful analysis of this long-awaited revision of the FTC Franchise Disclosure Rule – the first since the Rule was promulgated in 1979. 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 (

Years of monitoring FTC discussions led to the final publishing of this essential information in a useful, convenient form. Encompassing the full text of the ruling as well as expert analysis and tools, FTC Disclosure Rules for Franchising and Business Opportunities is a handy reference for any professional practicing in this field.

The Commission amendments – which include separating the requirements for franchising and business opportunity ventures – are intended to streamline the disclosure requirements, minimize compliance costs and respond to changes in technologies and market conditions.

The book includes the full-text of the FTC Disclosure Rule and the FTC’s extensive “Statement of Basis and Purpose.” Expert analysis and explanatory materials are provided by David J. Kaufmann and David W. Oppenheimer of Kaufmann, Feiner, Yamin, Gildin & Robbins LLP, New York. In t heir “Highlights and Analysis” feature, the authors include a chart comparing the new franchise rule with the UFOC Guidelines and a sample disclosure document prepared in compliance with the new franchise rule.

“This is essential information for anyone in the field, and it’s all been assembled into a useful, convenient form,” said John W. Arden, Executive Editorial Director for the CCH Trade Regulation Group.

About the Authors

David J. Kaufmann is senior partner with the New York City law firm of Kaufmann, Feiner, Yamin, Gildin & Robbins LLP, which represents many of the largest and most prestigious U.S. franchisors. Kaufmann authored New York’s franchise statute (the New York Franchise Act); served as Special Deputy Attorney General of New York in the Franchise Section; and is an advisor to the Franchise Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association. He is past chair of the New York State Bar Association Franchise Law Committee and serves as the New York Law Journal’s franchise law columnist.

David W. Oppenheim is a partner with Kaufmann, Feiner, Yamin, Gildin & Robbins LLP. Oppenheim’s practice focuses on planning, structuring and implementing national and international franchise programs, as well as on representing clients in arbitration, mediation and litigation involving franchise, trademark, contract and commercial disputes. Oppenheim was recently featured in a profile in Franchise Times magazine entitled “Hot Shot Franchise Lawyers under 40.” 

Information and Pricing

For more information or to purchase FTC Disclosure Rules for Franchising and Business Opportunities, click here or call 800-248-3248. Single copy price is $45. Quantity discounts are available.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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