Chad Richter to Present “The Basics of Franchising”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 16, 2007) – On June 7, 2007, Attorney Chad J. Richter will present “The Basics of Franchising” at a franchise seminar co-hosted by the International Franchise Association (IFA), the Milwaukee Urban League, and the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership.

The seminar, to be held at Cardinal Stritch University, will focus on entrepreneurship through franchising. Other speakers will be Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Motivational Speaker Les Brown, local franchisees, an IFA representative, and franchisor agents.

Chad Richter is an attorney with the law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. Chad assists clients with a variety of corporate and business law matters such as the formation and organization of various types of business entities under operating, shareholder, and subscription agreements, including the preparation of financial and disclosure documentation. Chad has focused his practice on the structuring of business relationships under franchise, licensing, and distribution arrangements, and has worked with numerous franchise and dealership models, representing both franchisors/grantors and franchisees/dealers.

The International Franchise Association is an organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and promoting franchising worldwide. IFA is the official “Spokesperson for Responsible Franchising.” Franchisors join for the legislative, educational and networking benefits available as an IFA member. IFA’s government and public relations programs are designed to educate and influence public policy makers, and to reduce or eliminate regulations that threaten responsible franchise development. For more information, visit

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. is a full-service legal practice focusing on business law, estate planning, and major complex litigation with offices in Milwaukee and Port Washington. The firm was established in 1973 and is now listed as one of the Milwaukee-area’s largest law firms.