About Lusthaus Law

JULIE LUSTHAUS

(914) 265-4100

jl@lusthauslawpc.com

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ADMISSIONS
  • State of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • State of New Jersey, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2006
  • State of New Hampshire, 1995
  • District Court District of New Hampshire, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1995
  • B.A., American University, 1989

Julie Lusthaus is a business attorney whose practice focuses on franchise and general business matters. Julie represents a broad spectrum of franchised and independently owned businesses and their owners in all stages of growth. Julie’s clients operate businesses in various industries including restaurants (full-service, bakeries, cafés, delis, QSRs and juice bars), retail, hospitality, real estate, fitness, recreation and family entertainment, business services, household and home improvement services, health care, education, childcare, pet services, printing, used clothing, senior care, residential and commercial cleaning, staffing services and disaster restoration.

Julie is also a skilled litigator with many years’ experience representing business clients in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration and mediation.

 EVENTS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

June 2020, Julie Lusthaus featured on The Boston Podcast

On June 22, 2020, Julie Lusthaus was featured on The Boston Podcast. In the episode, titled Getting Back to Business? Julie Lusthaus and insurance professional Mike Laorenza talk about the future of business, sports and much more. Click the link below to listen....

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  • As a member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Julie Lusthaus will be attending the upcoming Franchise Forum in Palm Desert, California.
  • June 2017, Julie Lusthaus attended the International Franchise Expo.
  • June 2017, Franchise Law, Restaurant Law University, Westchester County Bar Association, White Plains, NY.
  • April 2017, Franchise Times Magazine, Julie Lusthaus was named “Franchise Times Legal Eagle.” This represents Julie’s 4th consecutive year of recognition by the magazine as a top attorney in the field of franchising.
  • November 2016Plowing New Ground – Litigating Selected Disclosure Issues Beyond Item 19, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, Miami, FL.
  • April 2016Legal Considerations for New York Franchises, Westchester County Bar Association, Yonkers, NY.
  • October 2015Rescission: The Annulment of a Franchise Marriage, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • April 2015Clash of Counsel:  Franchise Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the Perspective of Counsel for Franchisors and Franchisees, Moderator, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, Webinar.
  • October 2014Views From the Bench, Moderator, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, Seattle, WA.
  • June 2014Fundamentals of Franchising: Litigation and Franchise Relationship Laws, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association and New York Bar Association, New York, NY.
  • October 2013Fundamentals 201: Strategic Discovery Issues In Franchise Litigation, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, Orlando, FL.
  • October 2011The Franchisee Lawyer’s Checklist: What Every Franchisee Lawyer Should Know, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • June 2010Fundamentals of Franchising: Representing the Franchisee, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and New York State Bar Association, New York, NY.
  • October 2009, Is Franchising Abandoning Arbitration? Current Trends in Arbitrating Franchise Disputes, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • May 2009Full Steam Ahead: Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Boilerplate, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Washington D.C

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HONORS

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2002 – Present
  • Member, ABA Forum on Franchising Governing Committee, 2016 – Present
  • Program Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Franchising Annual Forum, Nashville, TN, October 2018
  • Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division, ABA Forum on Franchising, 2013 – 2015
  • Committee Member, ABA Forum on Franchising Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division, 2009 – 2012
  • Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Franchising Women’s Caucus Breakfast, 2006
  • Member, Westchester County Bar Association, 2015 – Present
  • Member, WCBA Business & Commercial Law Committee, 2017 – Present
  • Member, WCBA Hospitality Law Subcommittee, 2017 – Present
  • Member, USA 500, 2016 – Present