David L. Cahn Earns Certified Franchise Executive Designation

Date: February 28, 2012

Baltimore, MD – Whiteford Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that David L. Cahn, the head of the firm's Franchise Law practice, has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. 

In order to achieve this distinction, which is the highest available through the IFA, Mr. Cahn completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association's Educational Foundation.  IFA is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and honored this year's designees during its annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. Cahn has been practicing in the area of franchise law since 1997.  He has a national franchise practice representing both franchisors and franchisees, including the representation of franchisors in industries as diverse as advertising, fitness and weight loss, home health care, ground transportation, home improvements, restaurants and sailing and boating.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1990. He is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

Mr. Cahn has served on the Board of the Maryland State Bar Association's Business Law section and is a past chair of the MSBA's Franchise Law Committee. In addition, he has written many articles for area papers and has given regional and national seminars for attorneys and entrepreneurs, including, "Understanding and Negotiating A Franchise Agreement," which he has co-taught for the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia bar associations. For more information and articles, go to

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