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Next Lunch & Learn: Wednesday, January 31, 2018‍‍‍

Topic: Franchising & The New Tax Law : What Business Owners Need to Know

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 205 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm 

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Tom Spadea, after more then fifteen years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, went on to receive his law degree at Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate degree is in Finance from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he graduated Cum Laude. Mr. Spadea is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), a designation he earned in 2008 from the International Franchise Association.

Mr. Spadea represents franchisees and franchisors from negotiating the contracts pertinent to the various transactions such as leases, Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and asset purchase a‍‍‍greements to representing clients looking to resolve disputes when relationships don’t turn out as expected. Mr. Spadea brings a history of not just being a lawyer, but being an entrepreneur and corporate executive for multiple franchise concepts. This perspective allows him to not only vigorously defend his client’s legal rights, but also to never lose sight of their business goals.

Event Moderator – Partner at Spadea Lignana, LLC

Last year had its fair share of changes out of Washington D.C. The biggest one for our members of course was the December tax law that took effect January 1st. A lot of the focus on the new tax law was how it was going to impact business owners, small and large alike. Whether you are a franchisee concerned about your entity structure, a franchisor hoping for your franchisees to keep more of what they earn or a franchisor considering an exit strategy in the near future everyone has been impacted by the new tax law.‍‍‍

‍‍‍As the Philadelphia Franchise Association begins it's fifth year, we are very thankful for all the support, enthusiasm and networking the local franchise community has poured into the organization making it a huge success. Especially the sponsors, without your support none of this would be possible.If you haven't been to one of our lunches, this is a great opportunity to find out what all the buzz is about.

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Tom Fleming, CPA

Principal, Tax Department, WithumSmith+Brown

Andy Tarquinio, CPA

Partner, Tax Department, ‍‍‍Citrin Cooperman

Andy Tarquinio is a tax partner with over 25 years of experience in public accounting. Andy specializes in advising domestic and international privately-owned businesses and their owners, as well as publically-held and investor-owned businesses with multi-state and multi-national operations.