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Los Angeles Counsel Tony Marks is now a contributing blogger on the Forbes website. Marks will author a regular series on franchise law and issues that impact franchising.

Leader of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Franchise & Distribution Practice, Marks counsels clients in structuring new domestic and international franchise and licensing programs, franchise registration and disclosure matters, terminating and renewing franchise relationships, negotiating complex multiunit transactions and transfers, and assessing the applicability of federal and state franchise and business opportunity laws. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a franchise and distribution law specialist and is a former co-chair of the California Bar Association Franchise Law Committee. 

Click here to read Marks’ blog posts to date: “The California Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Independent Contractors” and “The Hidden Franchise: Inadvertent Franchising Equals Inevitable Risk.”