Vol. 13 No. 4 | Fall 2010
INSIDE THIS EDITION
THE FRANCHISE LAWYER
Beata Krakus (2013)
Forum on Franchising
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
As I begin my term as Editor-in-Chief of The Franchise Lawyer, I want to thank my predecessor, Eric Karp, for his invaluable contributions to the publication during his tenure. Eric oversaw the conversion of The Franchise Lawyer to the current user-friendly electronic format. Believe me, this was no simple task. He also ensured that all the issues he edited contained a variety of timely, well-written and provocative articles. Even more importantly, Eric did a excellent job of presenting balanced viewpoints so that attorneys on both sides of the franchisor/franchisee aisle found value in the publication. I intend to continue Eric's balanced approach.
On a personal level, I also want to thank Eric for his patience, advice and encouragement in teaching me how to be a better editor and assisting me with my transition. It is obvious that he cares deeply for The Franchise Lawyer and the Forum and has been an exceptional steward for the publication. I am excited about my new position and will do my best to continue and build upon the work of Eric and the other Editors-in-Chief who have preceded me.
The Franchise Lawyer is published on a quarterly basis during the first weeks of October, January, April and July. So, what type or articles are we looking for and how can you get involved?
Articles for The Franchise Lawyer are meant to be informative and thought-provoking with respect to the latest developments in franchising. Articles are generally 800 to 1,600 words in length (although we now have a little more flexibility under the new electronic format), with minimal in-text citations and no footnotes. In keeping with Eric's balanced approach and the spirit of the Forum, authors should strive to provide something of value to both franchisor and franchisee attorneys and avoid self-promotion.
I am fortunate to be assisted by three talented Associate Editors, Glenn Plattner of Bryan Cave in Santa Monica, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kristy L. Zastrow of Dady & Gardner in Minneapolis, email@example.com; and Beata Krakus of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale in Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenn, Beata and I will be at the Forum, and we encourage you to seek us out with your ideas for articles. Perhaps a new case, law or trend has caught your attention, a recent ListServ exchange has left you wanting more, or a Forum discussion with colleagues (yes, even one of those late-night discussions) will result or has resulted in the inspiration for a potential topic.
If we do not connect at the Forum, please feel free to contact me email@example.com or any of the Associate Editors with your ideas. We are always looking for potential topics and authors. After all, The Franchise Lawyer is only as good as the articles we receive from Forum members like you.
Just as everyone is thought to have one great novel in them, I am confident that each of you has at least one great article to share. Please set it free.
I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.
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