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Felicia N. Soler

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Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-755-3100
Fax:
212-755-3174
Email:

Felicia N. Soler concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of franchise, distribution and licensing law and general corporate law. Ms. Soler advises emerging and mature companies with respect to planning, structuring and implementing national and international franchise, distribution and licensing programs; drafting franchise agreements, ancillary agreements and franchise disclosure documents; securing registration of franchise offerings in the U.S. and abroad; implementing compliance programs and system-wide standards; and, advising regarding complex franchise relationship issues and disputes. Ms. Soler also specializes in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions, including securitizations of a franchisor's royalty stream.

Ms. Soler also serves corporate clients through a broad range of services, including the preparation and negotiation of domestic and international contracts; corporate organization and reorganization; employment and shareholder agreements; licensing and investment agreements; and real estate matters.

Ms. Soler is a 2006 graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law, where she was the Executive Research and Comments Editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. She also published Leap of Faith Into Bankruptcy: An Examination of the Issues Surrounding the Valuation of a Catholic Diocese’s Bankruptcy Estate in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and was awarded the Justice Harold Birns Award for the best note in a student journal.

Areas of Practice

  • Franchising, Licensing and Distribution
  • General Corporate Matters and Business Counseling
  • Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • Juris Doctor
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Business Administration (Accounting/French)

Published Works

  • Co-Author: "Alternative Corporate Re-Engineering", United States of America Chapter, The European Lawyer Reference, 2011
  • Co-Author, "SBA Financing and the Franchise Registry", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 9, Issue 3, 2011
  • Co-Author, "Vicarious Liability Update", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2010
  • Co-Author, "Vicarious Liability Update", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 8, Issue 5, 2010
  • Co-Author: "Maximum Price Setting and New Franchise Legislation in North Carolina", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2010
  • Co-Author, "Choice of Law Provisions", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 8, Issue 6, 2010
  • Co-Author, "Franchisors Registration and Disclosure Obligations under Federal and State Business Opportunity Laws", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2009
  • Co-Author: "Selling Franchises in a Troubled Economy", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2009
  • Co-Author, "Illinois Amends its Franchise Registration and Disclosure Laws", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 7, Issue 6, 2009
  • "Leap of Faith' Into Bankruptcy: An Examination of the Issues Surrounding the Valuation of a Catholic Diocese's Bankruptcy Estate" in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 839

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-Author and Presenter, Basics Track - Disclosure Basics Under Federal and State Franchise Laws, International Franchise Association 2013, Legal Symposium, Washington, D.C, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Franchise Times 2014 Legal Eagle List, 2014
  • Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars List, 2014
  • Super Lawyers 2013 New York Metro Rising Stars List, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising)
  • International Franchise Association
  • International Franchise Association, Legal Symposium Task Force Member, 2012
  • New York State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP

Contact Us

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP
767 Third Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-755-3100
Fax: 212-755-3174
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