Brian   Loffredo
Principal

Contact

Phone: 301.575.0345
Fax: 301.575.0335
Mailing: 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard ,
Suite 200 , Maple Lawn , MD   20759
Linkedin: Brian Loffredo

PRACTICE FOCUS

Brian is a commercial litigator with more than seventeen 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.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

Brian is the past Chair of the Maryland Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Committee and served on the Board for more than 4 years.

PREVIOUS WORK

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.

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1999
  • B.A. (magna cum laude), University of Maryland, 1996
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland

Posts

"Construction Alert: Changes To Maryland Law To Affect All MD Home Improvement Contractors"

In April 2016, the Maryland Legislature enacted important changes and modifications to the laws affecting Maryland home improvement contractors. The…

"The Importance of Reviewing Your FDD"

Brian Loffredo is an attorney with Offit Kurman, P.A., a mid-Atlantic law firm.  Brian has assisted hundreds of franchisees nationwide…

"Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Alert"

Virginia Legislature Levels the Playing Field for Subcontractors Subcontractors and materialman seldom hold the cards when it comes to negotiating…

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"An FDD Review Attorney’s Perspective: The Importance of Reviewing your FDD and Franchise Agreement"

Brian Loffredo is an attorney with Offit Kurman, P.A., a mid-Atlantic law firm.  Brian has assisted hundreds of franchisees nationwide…

"Expanding Your Franchise – Options – Part 3"

For many business owners, the decision to start a franchise is fraught with financial and legal risk. When your dreams…

"Expanding Your Franchise- Part 2 Right of First Refusal"

For many business owners, the decision to start a franchise is fraught with financial and legal risk. When your dreams…

"Recent Wendy’s Lawsuit Highlights Realities of Franchising- Part 2"

A few months ago, I wrote about a recent lawsuit filed by Wendy’s against one of its largest franchisees –…

"Expanding Your Franchise- Part 1 Area Development Agreements"

For many business owners, the decision to start a franchise is fraught with financial and legal risk. When your dreams…

"A Franchise Lawyer’s Perspective: Wendy’s Lawsuit Highlights Realities of Franchising"

As a franchise lawyer, I have yet to see a franchise agreement that does not set forth the franchisor’s right…

"A Franchise Lawyer’s Perspective: Protecting the Right to Expand Your Franchise"

For many franchisees, the purchase of their first franchise is just the beginning of a larger business venture. These franchisees…

"A Franchise Lawyer’s Perspective: The Amorphous Franchise Territory Getting What You Pay For"

Franchised outlets are multiplying faster than fruit flies on a hot banana.  Look no further than the nearest mall to…

"Getting the Franchise Deal Done -Obtaining Effective Legal Advice That Adds Value"

Picking out the perfect franchise opportunity takes time and effort, and can be exhausting to even the most experienced entrepreneur.  While…

"Five Questions To Ask Regarding Your Protected Territory"

Many franchisors grant to their franchisees an exclusive territory.  These territories are commonly known as protected territories, or areas of…

"Franchise Law: Five Questions to Ask Regarding Your Protected Territory"

Many franchisors grant to their franchisees an exclusive territory.  These territories are commonly known as protected territories, or areas of protection.  As…

"Franchise Tidbits: Know and Protect Your Franchise Renewal Rights"

Just like any other business owners, franchisees invest a lot of time, energy and money to grow their businesses. However,…

"Be Careful When Signing Partial Lien Wavers"

Lien waivers are frequently required of contractors prior to progress payments and final payment.  Lien waivers tell the property owner, the…

"Failure to Maintain a Construction License May Render You Unable to Collect"

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, construction contractors must be licensed, and are regulated by the Virginia Department of Professional Occupation…

"Construction Payment Bonds: A Pot of Gold at the End of a Treacherous Rainbow"

For those who are not paid for their work on a construction project, a payment bond represents a welcomed pot…

"A Franchise Lawyer’s Perspective: Six Myths of Franchising"

By Brian A. Loffredo, Esq. Franchising is here to stay. From fast food to home health care, there are few…

"Compliance with Maryland Home Improvement Laws"

Any company or individual that performs construction work for homeowners in the state of Maryland is likely considered a Home…

"Franchise Agreements, Protected Territories, and Franchise Law"

As part of your franchise agreement, you may be granted an exclusive, protected territory. The purpose of “protected territories” is to…

"Labor and Employment FAQs: What does a Non-Compete Clause cover?"

Starting a new job can be rather overwhelming, between the new company, new people, and all of the paperwork. You…

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