Tony Marks has experience in a broad range of transactional matters, initial formation and capitalization, licensing, venture capital financing, debt financing, intellectual property protection and licensing, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic transactions. He regularly acts as outside general counsel for clients in connection with a broad range of day-to-day corporate and commercial transactions.
Mr. Marks also counsels clients in the spectrum of franchise and distribution law, including structuring new domestic and international franchise and licensing programs, franchise registration and disclosure matters, terminating and renewing franchise relationships, negotiating complex multi-unit transactions and transfers, and assessing the applicability of federal and state franchise and business opportunity laws. Mr. Marks is certified by the State Bar of California as a Franchise and Distribution Law Specialist. He is a former co-chair of the California Bar Association Franchise Law Committee.
Mr. Marks has authored and co-authored, or contributed to, articles and seminar materials on franchising and corporate matters. His select publications include:
“California Assembly Bill 525: A Resounding Win for Franchisees or a Source for Further Dispute?,” DISTRIBUTION The Newsletter of the Distribution and Franchising Committee Vol. 20, No. 1 March 2016, ABA Section of Antitrust Law [co author]
Mr. Marks has spoken at the International Franchise Association’s Annual Legal Symposium and Annual Convention, and other franchise law-related meetings and training sessions. His select speaking engagements include: