Law Site Established

August 11, 2003
Philadelphia Business Journal, Aug 8, 2003, by Larry Rulison
The franchise law practice of Wiggin & Dana LLP, which is run out of the firm's Philadelphia office, has established a franchise law Web log, or what is commonly referred to as a "blog."
The blog ( is the first of its kind for franchise law, according to Wiggin & Dana officials. Blogs allow people or groups to post news or commentary all throughout the day in an easy-to-read format.
"The nature of blogging is having up-to-the-minute information everyday -- all in one place, with new articles on current issues in the industry being posted multiple times a day," said Joseph Schumacher, chairman of Wiggin & Dana's franchise and distribution practice group. The group represents Subway, Maaco, GNC and others.
The firm says that their blog has already been picked up by the Daily Whirl (, a law-focused Web site that picks up information from more than 100 legal news and blog sites.