Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA)

Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA)

Gasoline distributors have long relied on MARC for authoritative legal guidance – from franchise dispute litigation under the federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA), and equivalent state statutes, to indemnification, tenancy and related issues.

Our clients include refiners, marketers, gas stations, convenience stores and others who seek our counsel for specific legal matters as well as for day-to-day guidance in running their businesses. Clients range from startups to national and global franchisors.

Our respected team, often working with attorneys in other MARC practice areas, also advises on:

  • PMPA compliance and transactional issues
  • Commercial and business matters, including insurance liability and joint-employer issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Employment matters
  • Fraud allegations
  • Personal injury claims
  • Real estate and retail facility leases
  • Drafts and defense of industry contracts, such as franchise and distribution/supply agreements; preparation and registration of franchise disclosure documents; post-termination restrictive covenants, and review of operations manuals
  • Intellectual property protection and marketing/branding/rebranding matters

Please contact Bruce S. Rosen or Alicyn B. Craig for additional information.

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Partner and Co-Founder

Bruce Goldstein, a director and co-founder, leverages more than 25 years of expertise in civil litigation and criminal defense, coupled with a career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, in bringing about the best result for his clients. He has long been associated with high-profile First Amendment litigations related to free speech, media law (such as defamation and open public records) and religious freedom.


Alicyn Craig, a partner, has significant experience in all areas of environmental law, from regulatory advice to complex litigation. Her state and federal litigation practice focuses on soil and groundwater contamination as well as state agency cost-recovery actions.

James Harry Oliverio, an associate, concentrates his practice on general business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts in New Jersey, and state courts in New York.

Zachary Wellbrock, an associate, concentrates on civil litigation, primarily complex commercial matters and First Amendment/media law issues such as defamation, privacy rights and access to public records. In addition, he handles cases involving corporate law, breach of contract claims, franchise law, copyright and trademark issues, consumer fraud, professional liability and post-judgment remedies.

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