James Alfred Meaney
60% Franchising | 32 years 25% Litigation | 32 years 10% Commercial | 27 years 5% Contracts / Agreements | 32 years
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Jims experience includes: Commercial law/litigation practice for over 30 years Franchise Disclosure Document preparation and development Franchise Dispute Resolution - mediation, arbitration and litigation Franchise experience as government regulator, General Counsel and in private practice General Counsel and Vice President of Franchise Development for Damons Grill General Counsel of the...
James has received 2 client reviews
GREAT Franchise Attorney
Posted by: a Franchising client, about 1 year ago.
I would highly recommend Mr. Meaney for any prospective franchisees considering investing in a franchise or a new or existing franchisor. Jim has been involved with the franchise industry for over thirty years and also has experience "in the trenches" as former General Counsel and VP of Franchise Sales for a large franchisor. Working for a smaller, boutique law firm, Jim does most of his own work and the value provided is tremendous. I've worked with big law firms in the past and generally have the partner sell me on the firm with a junior associate with little experience or a paralegal do most of the legal work with very little oversight by the attorney who attracted me to the firm to begin with. The billing is 100% transparent and Mr. Meaney's fees are a bargain at around 50-60% of what franchise attorneys at the big name law firms charge with much less experience in franchising. Also, he is the most responsive attorney I've ever worked with, he always returns phone calls the same day, which I can't say for most law firms I've worked with. And finally, he really tries to add value to his clients through his vast network of franchise industry contacts. I am the founder and CEO of an emerging franchise network and looked for a great franchise attorney for almost two years before I engaged Mr. Meaney's service and wish I would have met him sooner.
Recommendation for James Meaney
Posted by: Greg, a Franchising client, about 1 year ago.
For the past two years Jim has helped us prepare updates to our Federal Disclosure Document, Franchise Agreement and filed the necessary State Registrations for our two franchise concepts. His work is excellent, timely and reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim for your legal needs.
James has received 2 peer endorsements
I endorse this lawyer.
I endorse this lawyer. Jim is at the top of his field in franchising. He wrote the key article on Ohio's Business Opportunity Act, which has been cited numerous times by courts. I used him as an expert witness on franchising to testify on numerous issues, and he regularly impressed me with the breadth and depth of his knowledge on franchising.
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