Tara A. Speer is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Business & Corporate Group, where she focuses her practice in franchise and employment matters. Ms. Speer concentrates her practice on helping franchisors manage all aspects of the franchise relationship including handling state registrations, advising on day-to-day franchise relations, and preparing disclosure documents, franchise agreements, development agreements, management agreements, and supplier agreements.
Ms. Speer also provides employment planning and counseling services to corporate and non-profit clients. This includes drafting employee polices and handbooks, review of existing policies to ensure compliance with existing law, drafting employment agreements, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and providing general day-to-day assistance with human resource matters. Ms. Speer strives to provide her clients with the best advice to maximize protection and minimize liability exposure.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Speer gained experience as a law clerk for an insurance defense firm where she did extensive research and brief writing on a variety of insurance related matters. Ms. Speer has also been a licensed insurance producer in New Jersey since 2002, and having worked in that capacity for several years prior to entering law school, she is able to provide a unique perspective to clients with insurance coverage matters.
Ms. Speer regularly performs cybersecurity insurance coverage reviews and provides legal opinions to clients regarding the availability of insurance coverage for losses and the adequacy of existing coverage.
Ms. Speer’s combined skills offer clients a valuable resource. She is able to take an interdisciplinary approach to client issues and provides advice utilizing her expertise and knowledge base from a number of different fields. As a result, clients can come to expect efficient and insightful representation.
Ms. Speer is a frequent contributor to Stark & Stark’s New Jersey Law Blog. You can read her most recent blog post here.