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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Antitrust Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Franchise Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Gaming Law Trademark Law Franchise Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate Franchise Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Transportation Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Trademark Law Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Franchise Law Technology Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
Brandon L. Bigelow was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brandon L. Bigelow

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Corporate Law Food and Beverage Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: General Practice Franchise Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Franchise Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Food and Beverage Law Franchise Law Government Relations Practice Trademark Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Real Estate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Health Care Law Franchise Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Franchise Law Corporate Law Patent Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Patent Public Finance Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Franchise Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Trusts and Estates Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Litigation - Antitrust Health Care Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Health Care Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Franchise Law Corporate Compliance Law Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Trade Secrets Law Securities Regulation Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Franchise Law Corporate Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Animal Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Franchise Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Food and Beverage Law Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Litigation - Securities Franchise Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
Calvin E. Davis was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Calvin E. Davis

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Franchise Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Antitrust Law Trademark Law Litigation - Antitrust Copyright Law Information Technology Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Trademark Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Franchise Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Antitrust Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Franchise Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Waco, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Patent Information Technology Law Advertising Law Litigation - Antitrust Franchise Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Trademark Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Advertising Law Gaming Law Copyright Law Trademark Law Patent Law IT Outsourcing Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Real Estate Law Franchise Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Construction Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Cannabis Law Franchise Law Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Encino, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Franchise Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Franchise Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Franchise Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Advertising Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Theater Franchise Law Copyright Law Privacy and Data Security Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Franchise Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Food and Beverage Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Securities Corporate Governance Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Patent Law Corporate Compliance Law Trade Secrets Law Franchise Law Arbitration Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Rogers, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Trusts and Estates Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Franchise Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Antitrust Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Insurance Food and Beverage Law Franchise Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Technology Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Franchise Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Franchise Law Insurance Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Franchise Law Labor Law - Management Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Franchise Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law Tax Law Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Compliance Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Franchise Law Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Tax Law Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Technology Law Antitrust Law Privacy and Data Security Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Franchise Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Franchise Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Trade Secrets Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Food and Beverage Law Franchise Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Municipal Law Government Relations Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Franchise Law Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Oil and Gas Law Arbitration Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Energy Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Arbitration - Commercial Copyright Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Franchise Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Aviation Law Real Estate Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Privacy and Data Security Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law Advertising Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Trademark Law Copyright Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Brunswick, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Franchise Law Real Estate Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mass Tort Litigation Insurance Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Trademark Law Appellate Practice Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Real Estate Law Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Franchise Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Franchise Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Food and Beverage Law Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management Labor Law - Union Franchise Law Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Franchise Law Antitrust Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Antitrust Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Franchise Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Energy Regulatory Law Advertising Law Energy Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
Thomas M. "Tom" Pitegoff was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas M. "Tom" Pitegoff

Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Franchise Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Franchise Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Law Litigation - Municipal Arbitration Litigation - Bankruptcy Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Cannabis Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Health Care Law Energy Law Corporate Law Utilities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Public Finance Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

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Practice Area Definition

Franchise Law Definition

Franchise law is a complex combination of common law, statutory law, and regulatory law. The wide breadth of issues that arise in franchising has led to the emergence of franchise law as a distinct specialty, but it also draws from numerous practice areas including contracts, securities, trademarks and copyright, advertising, fraud and misrepresentation, antitrust, employment, and dispute resolution. Franchise attorneys generally are divided between regulatory compliance and counseling on the one hand, and dispute resolution on the other.

Regulatory Compliance and Counseling

Federal Presale Disclosure. Franchising is a heavily regulated industry. At the federal level, the FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide prospective franchisees with a detailed prospectus (Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”)) that contains information about the franchisor, the franchise system, the franchisor’s financial statements, and required agreements. Franchisors cannot make “financial performance representations” about the success of their franchisees unless the franchisor has substantiation and the information is included in the FDD. FDDs must be updated annually or more often if there are material changes to the FDD disclosures.

State Franchise Laws. Fifteen states have enacted laws that regulate pre-sale disclosure and registration. Some of the laws have disclosure requirements that vary from the FTC Franchise Rule, so the FDD may contain state-specific addenda or multiple FDDs may be necessary. These states require FDDs to become registered with a state agency before the franchisor is permitted to offer or sell franchises in the state. In addition, many states have passed laws that are designed to protect franchisees from what is perceived to be their inferior bargaining position compared to franchisors. These laws restrict the right of franchisors to terminate franchise agreements, disapprove transfers of franchises, discriminate between franchisees, require disputes to be resolved out of state, and similar limitations.

Counseling. Franchise attorneys must know the businesses and industries of their clients. They should be able to assist franchisors with franchise sales law compliance, negotiation of franchise agreements and supply arrangements, franchise agreement enforcement, system changes, franchisee renewals, franchisee terminations, franchisee transfers, pricing issues, and international franchising.

Dispute Resolution

Franchise agreements are typically long-term relationships. It is not unusual for franchisors and franchisees to have disputes that result in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. These disputes often stem from franchisees who are unprofitable or less profitable than expected, or franchisees may disagree with decisions made by the franchisor. Disputes also may result when a franchisor is unhappy with the way in which a franchisee is operating the franchise or when a franchisee refuses to pay royalties. Franchise disputes frequently involve allegations such as:

  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Breach of contract
  • Overcharging for supplies
  • Termination or non-renewal disputes
  • Violation of brand standards
  • Franchisee discrimination
  • Territory or encroachment issues
  • Transfer issues
  • Pricing and antitrust issues
  • Vicarious liability issues
  • Post-termination noncompetition covenants

Franchise law is a complex combination of common law, statutory law, and regulatory law. The wide breadth of issues that arise in franchising has led to the emergence of franchise law as a distinct specialty, but it also draws from numerous practice areas including contracts, securities, trademarks and copyright, advertising, fraud and misrepresentation, antitrust, employment, and dispute resolution. Franchise attorneys generally are divided between regulatory compliance and counseling on the one hand, and dispute resolution on the other.

Regulatory Compliance and Counseling

Federal Presale Disclosure. Franchising is a heavily regulated industry. At the federal level, the FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide prospective franchisees with a detailed prospectus (Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”)) that contains information about the franchisor, the franchise system, the franchisor’s financial statements, and required agreements. Franchisors cannot make “financial performance representations” about the success of their franchisees unless the franchisor has substantiation and the information is included in the FDD. FDDs must be updated annually or more often if there are material changes to the FDD disclosures.

State Franchise Laws. Fifteen states have enacted laws that regulate pre-sale disclosure and registration. Some of the laws have disclosure requirements that vary from the FTC Franchise Rule, so the FDD may contain state-specific addenda or multiple FDDs may be necessary. These states require FDDs to become registered with a state agency before the franchisor is permitted to offer or sell franchises in the state. In addition, many states have passed laws that are designed to protect franchisees from what is perceived to be their inferior bargaining position compared to franchisors. These laws restrict the right of franchisors to terminate franchise agreements, disapprove transfers of franchises, discriminate between franchisees, require disputes to be resolved out of state, and similar limitations.

Counseling. Franchise attorneys must know the businesses and industries of their clients. They should be able to assist franchisors with franchise sales law compliance, negotiation of franchise agreements and supply arrangements, franchise agreement enforcement, system changes, franchisee renewals, franchisee terminations, franchisee transfers, pricing issues, and international franchising.

Dispute Resolution

Franchise agreements are typically long-term relationships. It is not unusual for franchisors and franchisees to have disputes that result in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. These disputes often stem from franchisees who are unprofitable or less profitable than expected, or franchisees may disagree with decisions made by the franchisor. Disputes also may result when a franchisor is unhappy with the way in which a franchisee is operating the franchise or when a franchisee refuses to pay royalties. Franchise disputes frequently involve allegations such as:

  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Breach of contract
  • Overcharging for supplies
  • Termination or non-renewal disputes
  • Violation of brand standards
  • Franchisee discrimination
  • Territory or encroachment issues
  • Transfer issues
  • Pricing and antitrust issues
  • Vicarious liability issues
  • Post-termination noncompetition covenants