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Harris J. Chernow

Harris J. Chernow

Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Harris J. Chernow, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s national Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, and member of the Firm’s Entertainment, Hospitality & Sports Law Group, concentrates his practice on franchise and business matters

Education
Temple University
J.D. (1988)
Temple University
B.B.A. (1985)
Professional Experience
Partner
Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Financial Performance Representations: The New and Updated Earnings Claims
American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
Franchise Resources
The Franchise Lawyer
Franchising 101, the Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business
The Association of Small Business Development Centers
Managing Franchise Relationships Through Mediation - Chapter: Franchise Mediation from the Trenches
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
Mergers and Acquisitions of Franchise Companies (Second Edition)
American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
The Internet Hits a Brick Wall
The Franchise Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Essentials of Franchising, Annual Meeting
American Bar Association
Anatomy of a Franchise Divorce
American Bar Association
Negotiating a Franchise Agreement
American Bar Association
Road to Perdition: The Case Against Arbitration
American Bar Association
Effective Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
American Bar Association
Managing the Organization of a Franchise Association
American Bar Association
Strategic and Tactical Decision Making
American Bar Association
Legal Aspects of Franchising
American Bar Association
Type of Entity
American Bar Association
Distribution Law, Seminar
American Bar Association
A Practical Guide to Reviewing and Negotiating Franchise Agreements, Audio Conference
American Bar Association
Reviewing and Negotiating Franchise Agreements (Parts 1 and 2)
American Bar Association
The Prevent Defense, Florida Legal Roundtable
American Bar Association
Negotiation in the Franchise Relationship, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Under Performing Franchisees, Annual Convention
American Bar Association
Technology Issues, Annual Convention
American Bar Association
Dealing with Franchise Associations, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Multi-Unit Development Issues, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Ethics and Liability Concerns of Franchise Lawyers, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Developing and Using Franchisee Associations and FACs, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Termination Alternatives, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Best Practices for Handling Defaults and Terminations, Legal Symposium
American Bar Association
Update on Franchising Law and Practices
American Bar Association
The Legal Aspects of Franchising
American Bar Association
Understanding Franchise and Distribution Law Issues
American Bar Association
Franchising Your Business
American Bar Association
Franchising 101
American Bar Association
Total Quality Franchising, Annual Convention
American Bar Association
How to Be an Effective Advocate in Mediation, 28th Annual Forum on Franchising
American Bar Association
A Review of the Fundamentals and Annotated Bibliography of Helpful Resources, 40th Annual Legal Symposium
International Franchise Association
Fundamentals of Franchising, 34th Annual Forum on Franchising
American Bar Association
Is That a Fair Deal? Best Practices for Negotiation of the Franchise Agreement, Forum on Franchising
American Bar Association
Franchise Agreements, FDDs and Related Documents: Negotiating Key Terms, Strafford Webinar
Review and Negotiating Franchise Agreements, Parts 1 and 2, National State Bar Teleseminar
Addressing Today’s Important Issues in Franchised Hotel Systems, Both Operational and Contractual, 3rd Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit
Georgetown University Law Center
Awards
Legal Eagles
Franchise Times
Franchise Super Lawyers
Franchise Times
Top 100 Attorneys
Franchise Times
International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers
International Who's Who
Member of the Year Award
American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
50 on the Fast Track
Pennsylvania Law Weekly
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Philadelphia Magazine
AV Preeminent attorney
Martindale-Hubbell
F. Eugene Dixon Jr. Inspiration Award
Temple University
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
Philadelphia Bar Association - Franchise and Business Sections
Member
Current
Montgomery County Bar Association - Franchise Law Committee
Vice Chair
Current
Activities: Past Chair of the Franchise Law Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association - Franchise and Business Sections
Member
Current
New Jersey State Bar Association - Franchise Law Committee
Member
Current
National Franchise Mediation Program - Steering Committee
Member
Current
American Association of Franchisees and Dealers - Legal Education Subcommittee
Past Chair
Current
Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution - Distinguished Franchise Panel Neutral; Franchise Mediation Committee
Member
Current
International Franchise Association - Legal Symposium Task Force
Member and Speaker
Current
American Bar Association’s Forum On Franchising
Program Chair of the 30th Annual Forum on Franchising
Current
Activities: Served as Finance Officer of the Forum on Franchising; Elected to Governing Committee as 1 of 11 from the ABA Forum; Governing Committee Liaison to Petroleum Marketing Group; Governing Committee Liaison to Solo/Small Firm Group; Governing Committee Liaison to Paralegal/Legal Administrators Group; Forum’s representative to the CPR National Franchise Mediation Program; Appointed to the Nominating Committees for the Board of Governors; Chair of the Forum’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Forum’s representative for the ABA’s Student Outreach Program; Appointed to Forum’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division; Annual Forum Program Liaison; Appointed to Forum’s Publications Committee; Publication Liaison for Covenants Against\Competition in Franchise Agreements (second edition); Publication Liaison for “Fundamentals of Franchising” (second edition)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
3rd Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
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Website
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Contact & Map
Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Cira Centre
2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
Telephone: (215) 495-6532
Fax: (215) 495-6600