- Telephone: 313-596-7986
- J.D. magna cum laude University of Michigan ‘76
- M.C.R.P. with distinction Ohio State University ‘76
- A.B. cum laude Miami University ‘70
Larry J. Saylor has more than 30 years' experience handling complex business disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, and in domestic and international arbitration. His experience includes antitrust, trade secret, consumer protection, franchising, dealer law, and tax issues, including class actions, injunctions, and appeals. He has resolved highly technical matters involving computer software, pharmaceuticals, health care, and product design and manufacturing. Larry counsels clients on antitrust and product distribution issues. He also acts as an arbitrator and mediator. He served as chair of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and Article Editor of the Michigan Law Review, and writes and speaks regularly on antitrust, franchising, business torts, and arbitration.
A wide range of businesses – from auto dealers to pizza restaurants, and web site designers to janitorial services – operate under franchise agreements, which are regulated by a variety of state and federal laws and regulations. This course will introduce the student to laws affecting franchising, including statutes governing the formation and termination of franchise relationships, disclosure and registration requirements, and trademark, antitrust, noncompete and trade secret laws. Students will review and revise franchise agreements and disclosure documents, counsel a prospective franchisee and a start-up franchisor, and arbitrate a dispute between a franchisor and a franchisee.