Jim Deering

Litigation Avoidance System

This story may be a little self-serving, but it is a true story. I was the president of a franchised restaurant chain that was rapidly expanding.  We were in about 15 states at the time and had expanded into some cities with single units.  I always use to say in franchising that a franchise candidate …

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Trademark Enforcement or Not!

I was managing a well know and growing franchise company in Dallas, Texas.  We were busy, averaging a new franchise candidate visit to the headquarters weekly.  Sorting out leads, supporting openings, training, finding and approving real estate sites, signage, sales tracking, royalties, supply chain issues …oh my! The last thing that crossed my mind at …

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Who is the Criminal?

I was the law enforcement operations officer on a large eastern U.S. Army base, and it was part of my job to review all cases and ensure the blotters we accurate.  Cases involving officers were of interest since we knew we would be getting a lot of questions for the division command group. On a …

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