Brian   Loffredo
Principal and Chair of the Construction Litigation Practice

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.

PUBLICATIONS /SPEECHES

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

"Franchise Facts: Getting Out of A Franchise"

It is easy to understand why many franchisees believe their franchise agreements are “at-will” contracts that can be terminated at any time. Why would a franchisor insist on keeping a poorly performing or disgruntled franchisee in the family, right?

"Franchise Facts: Know Before You Sign"

Franchisees who purchase a franchise as a continuation or extension of an existing business should be particularly careful when it comes to non-competition provisions. This is because the franchisee’s old business will undoubtedly...

"Franchise Facts: Non-Compete Agreements in the Franchise World"

Franchise Facts: Non-Compete Agreements in the Franchise World Most franchise agreements contain restrictive covenants limiting a franchisee’s ability to compete…

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