Evan M. Goldman, Esq. is partner at A.Y. Strauss and serves as chair of the Franchise and Hospitality practice group. Evan is a leading expert on franchises, working closely with both franchisor and franchisee clients to draft, negotiate, and register disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and related key documentation. Evan represents franchisor and franchisee clients in dispute categories such as termination issues, breach of contract, trademark infringement disputes, fraud claims, employment matters, and enforcement of non-competition. In addition to leading the firm’s Franchise and Hospitality practice group, Evan is a member of A.Y. Strauss’ Litigation group, where he lends his expertise to business litigation matters, including partnership disputes, and construction, labor, and discrimination lawsuits.
Susan V. Metcalfe, Esq. is a partner at Potomac Law Group, and practices in the area of litigation, representing clients in disputes involving trademark, copyright and trade secret; non-competition agreements; product liability; breach of contract; directors and officers liability; and sales and manufacturing. Ms. Metcalfe has represented global franchisors and other companies in litigation involving wrongful franchise termination, breach of manufacturing agreements under the Uniform Commercial Code and other business disputes. She has prosecuted trademark infringement actions and helped clients in a variety of other intellectual property litigation matters.