Eric H. Karp
Firm:
Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP
Phone:617-423-7250
Address: 22 Batterymarch Street
Boston, MA 2109

Membership: Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations; American Franchisee Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1994-2004)
University: Boston University, B.A., Political Science, 1974, Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: Selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers. Designated as a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine. Elected Delegate, White House Conference on Small Business, 1995. Member, Advisory Committee, Franchise Project Group, North American Securities Administrators Association since 1996. Principal Author, American Franchisee Association Model Responsible Franchise Practices Act, Program Chair, American Franchisee Association (AFA) Legal Symposium, 1999. Author: "Regulation FD: A Road Map to Better Communication and Collaboration Between Franchisors and Franchisees," American Bar Association (ABA) Franchise Law Journal, 2007; "Franchisee Associations See Item 20 Disclosure as One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," Leader's Franchising & Business Law Alert, 2004; "Franchise Affiliation: Eyes Wide Open," Realtor Magazine, Aug. 2004; "Franchising: Once You Start, Can You Stop?" Franchising and Business Law Alert, 2003; "The Case for Federal Pre-emption and Franchise Rights to Freely Associate Bolstered by Legislation and Courts," Leader's Franchising & Business Law Alert, 2000; "Mediation: Is Everyone on the Same Page?" Franchise Times, 2001. Lecturer, "Franchising, A Business Alternative," Boston Minority Business Development Center; "Leasing and Operational Issues in Franchising," AFA Convention, 1995. Lecturer, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium. "The Use of Little FTC Acts in Franchise Relationship Litigation," 1998 and "Franchise Agreement Enforcement and State Relationship Laws," 2000; AFA Legal Symposium, "The Formation of a Franchisee Association," and "Franchise Terminations, Transfers and Renewals," 1998; "How, When and Why to Form an Independent Franchisee Association" and "Marketplace Monopoly - How, Pizza Franchisers Play the Game," 1999; "Forming a Franchisee Association" and "Federal and State Franchise Regulations, What They Can and Cannot Do," 2000; "Franchising System Changes" and "Franchise Associations," 2000; ABA Annual Forum on Franchising, "Mediation, An In Depth Analysis," 1998; "Discriminatory Treatment of Franchisees," 2004; "Fundamental Change or Fine Tuning: The New FTC Franchise Rule," 2005; "Restoring the Status Quo Ante: Rescission and Restitution in Franchising," 2006. Testimony, Self Regulation in Franchising, U.S. House Small Business Committee, 1994. Proposed Legislation to Regulate Franchising, Joint Committee on Commerce and Labor, Massachusetts Legislature. Editorial Advisory Board Andrews Franchise and Distribution Litigation Reporter