Richard L. Rosen, the founding member of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, whose offices are located at 110 East 59th Street, New York, New York 10022. Mr. Rosen has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law for over 40 years, during which time he has represented many franchisors and franchisees, both as an attorney and as a business adviser. Mr. Rosen has counseled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs, has formed franchising entities, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, registration statements, disclosure documents and other ancillary franchise documents. He has represented franchisees and franchisee associations and has litigated in both state and federal courts (and is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals) and arbitrated and mediated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees.
Mr. Rosen is the immediate past Chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealer’s Fair Franchising Standards Committee, having served in that position for nine years, and a member of the AAFD Board of Directors. He is also a past Chairman of the Legal Steering Committee and the Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the AAFD. In 2008 he received the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of franchising. He has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Franchising and its Anti-Trust Section since 1968, a founding member and immediate past Chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (and the Chairman of its Franchise Relations and its Mission Statement Committees), is a Panel Member of the Committees on Franchising and Corporate Law sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Mr. Rosen is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program; a member of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution’s Distinguished Panel of Neutrals in conjunction with the National Franchise Mediation Program and has served as an arbitrator and mediator of franchise cases. Richard Rosen and the firm have earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and integrity and Richard is rated amongst Martindale-Hubbell’s List of Preeminent Attorneys. Richard is listed in Who’s Who in America, (and has recently been chosen to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award), Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, Best Lawyers in America, “101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America” (the Franchise Times), a charter member of the Franchise Times “Hall of Fame” of Franchise Attorneys, Best Lawyers in the U.S., America’s Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Franchise and International Who’s Who Legal (Compendium Edition), the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and a recipient of the Global Award for Franchise Law. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the US by Lawyer Monthly. Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the US in 2017 by Global 100. Richard Rosen was named Franchise Lawyer of the Year in the United States by Intercontinental Finance and Law in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Richard was named one the 100 Best Attorneys in the World by LegalComprehensive.com.
Richard has frequently lectured on a variety of franchise topics before various groups and organizations, including the American Bar Association, the International Franchise Association, the New York State Bar Association, and The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The Nassau County Bar Association and the AAFD and has been interviewed on both television and radio, the American Bar Association Journal, the Franchise Times and Forbes Magazine, regarding franchising. Mr. Rosen is a contributor to “Franchising 101, The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business” compiled by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has written various articles on the legal and business aspects of franchising. Mr. Rosen and his firm are the authors of the section on Franchise Law in the United States which appears in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions of the (International) Franchise Law Review as well as the review of franchise law in the U.S. which appears in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 International Comparative Guide to Franchise Law.
Richard L. Rosen and his firm are engaged in a general, commercial practice which includes active involvement in the fields of franchising, corporate, real estate and trust and estates law. Mr. Rosen has been a real estate developer for many years and has represented many commercial clients in their real estate development, acquisition and leasing endeavors. The firm also maintains an active state and federal court litigation practice and is engaging in other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Rosen is married to Doris and the father of three children: Max, and twins Mollie and Hannah, whom he has coached in soccer, basketball, baseball, football and track. Richard served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Jericho Athletic Association which provides athletic programs for school children residing in the Jericho Community. He still coaches a “kids” track team, the Jericho Jets, and competed for many years in Masters Track as a sprinter. Many of Richard’s athletes have been division and county champions and have competed at the State and National championship level.