Charles S. Marion Receives the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section’s 2020 Committee Chair of the Year Award
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Charles S. Marion was presented with the 2020 Committee Chair of the Year Award at the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section’s Annual Reception and Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually this year on February 11, 2021. The award recognized Chuck and his co-chair, Harris J. Chernow of Reger Rizzo & Darnell LLP, for their initiative and leadership in planning and guiding the Business Law Section’s Franchise Law Committee in 2020. Chuck and Harris were particularly praised for bringing new life to the committee since they began their term in 2019, and both have been reappointed as co-chairs for 2021.
The Franchise Law Committee focuses on current and emerging issues and topics of particular interest or relevance to the Philadelphia franchise and business communities, along with the legal implications and trends facing franchisors, franchisees, and those desiring to develop and/or invest in franchise or distribution systems. The committee facilitates the exchange of views and information on these topics and areas of concern—which include various franchise regulatory, corporate, tax, intellectual property, and other related matters—by providing high quality educational programs and publications on the legal aspects of franchise law, stimulating discussion of current legal issues facing the franchise community, and fostering collaboration, camaraderie, and diversity among the Philadelphia legal and franchise community.
At Blank Rome, Chuck focuses his practice in the areas of complex business litigation; franchise litigation and counseling; advising and defending businesses whose physical locations, websites, or mobile apps have been accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state and local statutes; defamation; and intellectual property litigation. He regularly writes and lectures on these subjects. Over the past several years, Chuck has served as an officer or active board or advisory council member of several professional, charitable, educational, and community organizations. With the Philadelphia Bar Association, Chuck has also served as a past chair of the Federal Courts Committee, led several investigative teams for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, served on a special task force studying the economic impact of lawyers on the City of Philadelphia, and was an elected member of the executive committee of the Young Lawyers’ Division.