Manning, Fulton &, Skinner, P.A. is pleased to announce that Ritchie W. Taylor, head of its Franchise & Hospitality practice group, has been recognized in the 2024 ‘Legal Eagles’ list by Franchise Times magazine.

Mr. Taylor has been routinely recognized in the publication, continuing to represent Manning Fulton as one of the top franchise firms in North Carolina and nationally. Ritchie represents both franchisors and multi-unit franchisees and is routinely recognized for his work in franchise and business law by a variety of publications including Franchise TimesWho’s Who LegalEntrepreneur Magazineand Best Lawyers in America.

Franchise Times, a national industry publication for franchisors and multi-unit franchisees, annually recognizes the ‘star legal professionals in the franchise industry.’ ‘Legal Eagles’ are nominated by their clients and peers, then independently vetted by the Franchise Times editorial board.

Ritchie was quoted in this year’s April edition stating the following on Franchise trends;

“The NLRB’s new joint employer rule is forcing franchisors to think more critically about the services they offer to franchisees and the related contractual obligations. We expect more franchisors to reconsider the provision of those services unless they can be expressly tied to system standards. We are working with clients to help them identify potential problematic areas and other options.”

To view the articles published by Franchise Times that included Ritchie’s insights click the links below.