Recognized since 2019
Washington, District of Columbia
Keri McWilliams is a co-leader of the Franchise & Distribution team. She represents start-ups and mid-size companies across numerous industries, including restaurants, retailers, fitness centers, health concepts, and luxury brands, in all aspects of their corporate relationships. Keri is also a member of the Health and Wellness initiative, and the Food, Beverage and Agribusiness team.
What do you focus on?
I represent franchise systems ranging from 3 units to more than 1000 units with domestic compliance as well as expansion into more than 25 countries around the world. I work with clients to prepare and update franchise agreements and disclosure documents. I obtain and manage franchise registrations in the United States and advise clients regarding compliance with state, federal, and international franchise laws. I am well-versed in international procedures, with a particular focus in the Latin America market. I have a trusted networking of local counsel with whom I regularly collaborate. I provide franchise counsel regarding expansion and system issues such as franchisee relationships, system evolution, joint employer liability, franchisee defaults, and international development.
Contact & Links
- 799 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001-5327
- Georgetown University, J.D.
- Washington University in St. Louis, B.F.A.
- District of Columbia, DC Bar Association
- Minnesota, MN Bar Association
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
- Franchise Law
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