Brian is a commercial litigator with more than twenty years of experience representing clients in the franchise industry. Brian routinely assists clients during the licensing and franchise/FDD review process, as well as with the resolution of franchise-related disputes, including those involving terminations, territorial disputes, fraud, disclosure/relationship law violations and breaches of contract.
In addition, Brian represents and counsels clients in the construction industry on matters involving litigation, construction defects, licensing and compliance, collections, mechanic's liens, payment bond and Miller Act claims, contract drafting, and compliance with home improvement laws and other construction industry laws.
Brian also has extensive experience representing financial institutions with workouts, collections and residential / commercial foreclosures.
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Brian is the past Chair of the Maryland Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Committee and served on the Board for more than 4 years.
Brian A. Loffredo has been with Offit Kurman for ten years. Prior to joining Offit Kurman as a franchise lawyer, Brian A. Loffredo worked at a franchise litigation boutique specializing in the representation of franchisees. Mr. Loffredo also spent three years at a firm that concentrated in litigating employment disputes. Prior to that, he worked at a large firm in Montgomery County as a commercial litigator.
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