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L. Seth Stadfeld

19 Pamet RoadYarmouth, MA 02673

Updated: 11/16/2017


Mr. Stadfeld is a member of Weston, Patrick, Willard & Redding, P.A. of Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law. His practice has been concentrated in franchise and distribution law matters for over 20 years. He has counseled and represented dealers, franchisees, associations, franchisors and suppliers, both in litigation and transactions including franchise offerings and registrations.

Mr. Stadfeld has authored many...


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Practice Areas

  • Franchising 100%
  • Trademarks
  • Business Litigation


  • Listed in International Who's Who of Franchising Lawyers
  • Nine Member Panel of Franchise Law Specialists, 2000

Published Works

  • "Comment on Proposed U.S. Franchise Legislation: A Search for Balance", Commercial Law Journal, Vol. 97, No. 4, Winter, 1992
  • "The FTC Franchise Disclosure Rule and Its Impact On Chapter 93A of the Massachusetts General Laws -- A Source of Protection For Consumer Entrepreneurs", Western New England Law Review, Volume II, No. 4 at 681, Spring, 1980
  • "Chapter 13 - Business Disputes Under Chapter 93A", Chapter 93A Rights and Remedies, MCLE, Inc., 1989
  • "Chapter 13 - Business Disputes Under Chapter 93A", Chapter 93A Rights and Remedies, MCLE, Inc., 1994
  • "Chapter 13 - Business Disputes Under Chapter 93A", Chapter 93A Rights and Remedies, MCLE, Inc., 1997
  • "Chapter 13 - Business Disputes Under Chapter 93A", Chapter 93A Rights and Remedies, MCLE, Inc., 2000
  • "Franchise Brokerage Relationships", (ABA) Franchise Law Journal, Volume IV, No. 4 at 1, Spring, 1985
  • "Effective Representation of Franchisees", MCLE, Inc., 1986
  • The Franchise Selection Process, Women in Franchising, Inc., 1988
  • "A New Foundation for Franchise Agreements" (Co-author), Rancho Mirage, CA, 1999
  • "The Role of Trade Associations and Franchisee Associations in Franchising" (Co-author), Philadelphia, PA, 1998
  • "Representing Franchisees" (Co-author), Phoenix, AZ, 1996
  • "Life Cycles: Approaches to Franchisee Transfers" (Co-author), San Diego, CA, 1994
  • "Multiple-Unit Franchising" (Co-author), San Antonio, TX, 1986
  • "Franchise Sales Policies, Procedures and Control Mechanisms" (Co-author), Boston, MA, 1984
  • "Franchise Terminations" (Co-author), San Diego, 1983
  • "Franchising Currents", Franchise Law Journal American Bar Association, Chicago 1978-1988

Classes and Seminars

  • Considerations in Preparing and Negotiating Arbitration Clauses In Franchise Agreements, Atlanta, GA, 1988
  • Survey of State Little FTC. Acts and Consumer Protection Statutes, Chicago, 1981
  • Negotiations and Agreements between a Franchisor and Its Franchisees, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Washington, DC, 1999
  • Hot Topics in Franchise and Distribution Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, 1999
  • State Little FTC Act Law; A Source of Non-Traditional Private Rights of Action in Franchise Relationships, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Washington, DC, 1997
  • Franchise Law for General Practitioners: Common Franchise Litigation Matters from the Franchisee's Perspective, Seminar on Franchise Law for the General Practitioner: The Basics and Beyond, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Relevant Massachusetts Decisions Under G.L. Chapter 93A, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Inc., 1986
  • Course in Franchise Law, New England School of Law in Boston



Office Information


19 Pamet RoadYarmouth, MA 02673


  • 617-742-5734


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L. Seth Stadfeld3 Carlton St.Brookline, Massachusetts 02446781-444-4883

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