1851 Interviews the Highest Profile Attorneys in Franchising
Name: Adam Siegelheim
Firm: Stark & Stark
About Stark & Stark: Boasting one of the oldest law practices in New Jersey, Stark & Stark offers a full range of legal services for businesses and individuals. After more than 80 years, our attorneys continue to deliver practical, efficient solutions to clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and throughout the United States.
More than 100 attorneys over 30 practices areas and a philosophy of putting the law to work for our clients is the basis from which we build and maintain our practice. Our attorneys are supported by a staff in excess of 200, all of whom are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to each client.
1851: How did you fall into franchising?
Siegelheim: Local businesses began to call us to franchise their businesses. I really enjoyed this aspect of the law and started to really focus on franchising.
1851: What do you love most about franchising?
Siegelheim: Helping clients come up with ways to resolve legal issues proactively before they develop into larger (and more expensive) issues.
1851: What makes a great client?
Siegelheim: A great client is a client that understands that a successful franchise system is driven by growth of same store sales, not just franchise sales.
1851: What makes a great franchise attorney?
Siegelheim: A great franchise attorney understands that a strong legal strategy also has to factor in ongoing franchise relationships. A short-term legal "win" may result in long term scars to the system that take a long time to heal.