Michael H. Seid, CFE, CPA
West Hartford, Connecticut
Franchising Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness
Franchise Joint Employer
Franchise Vicarious Liability
MSA, the firm I founded in 1987 is considered "the leading strategic and tactical advisory firm in franchising" according to the International Franchise Association (IFA).
Board Member IFA, Author numerous articles, Author Franchising for Dummies, Franchise Expert About.com, Past Chairman IFA's Supplier Forum, Social Franchisor in East Africa, Appointed to Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board, Member of GS Chambers Street Executive Network, Board Member Rosenberg Intl Center of Franchising Univ. NH, Hall of Fame Award Franchise Media Publications.
Qualified as an expert in franchising in Federal and State courts and in Canada. Have testified 57 times since 1999 in cases involving franchising, vicarious liability, joint employer, franchise relations, definition of franchise, malpractice, damages expert for restaurants, retailing, manufacturers, service companies for franchisors and franchisees.
Past Chair IFA Supplier Forum, IFA Board and EC (1997 and 1998), IFA Board 2002...