Livingston Senior/Community CenterLivingston, NJ, United States

Livingston Meets - Franchising 101

By Livingston Meets (other events)

Wednesday, June 26 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Calling all entrepreneurs!  Learn the nuts and bolts of what's expected to be the fastest growing industry of 2019.  We will be discussing the ins and outs of:

  • Purchasing your first franchise
  • Whether franchising is right for you
  • The pros and cons of franchising an existing business as a growth strategy
  • How to franchise an existing business
  • "Hidden" Franchises

Marisa Rauchway Sverdlov has devoted her professional career to serving as a strategic legal advisor and partner to the franchise and business community, handling matters involving tens of thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars.

As both a seasoned corporate attorney and litigator, Marisa has years of experience assisting clients navigate legal issues both in and out of court, including countless prospective franchisees, emerging concept franchisors, current single and multi-unit franchise operators, and businesses across a wide range of industries.  Leveraging years of practice at two of New Jersey’s largest law firms, as well as with a nationally recognized franchise boutique law firm, she provides practical, cost-effective advice with a keen eye always on a client’s bottom line, business objectives.

Marisa has also received recognition throughout her career.  Recently, the New Jersey Law Journal named Marisa as a 2019 "New Leader of the Bar."  This comes after being selected for inclusion in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars for Business Litigation.  

Marisa was also appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District V-C Ethics Committee for a four-year term starting in September 2014, which she completed in 2018.

Marisa graduated from Princeton University with honors and received a J.D. from Boston University Law School, where she competed on Boston University’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court team.  Marisa also interned at Yale Law School’s Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization in its Community and Economic Development Clinic.

Marisa is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey, state of New York, and before the United States District Court of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.