Armstrong Teasdale LLP franchise attorney Matthew J. Kreutzer has been appointed to the State Bar of California’s Franchise Law Committee, with a three-year term beginning this month. The committee, which has 18 members, is concerned with legislative, judicial and regulatory issues relating to franchised business systems. In the past several years, the Committee's activities have included sponsoring legislative proposals; monitoring state, federal and international legal developments of interest to franchise practitioners; sponsoring legal education programs, and undertaking such special projects as submitting comments to the Federal Trade Commission with respect to its recent proposal to amend the Franchise Disclosure Rule. Kreutzer, who regularly assists franchisors in developing, protecting and licensing their franchise systems, recently joined Armstrong Teasdale’s litigation practice in its Las Vegas Office. Formerly an attorney at Holland & Hart LLP, Kreutzer received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1998 and his B.S. from American University in 1995. He is licensed to practice in California, Maryland and Nevada.