James Alfred Meaney

James Alfred Meaney

Franchise Lawyer
Columbus, OH




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About Me

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...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Sometimes), Hourly ($300-$325/hour)

Client Reviews

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Posted by: Laurie` about 2 months ago.

My husband and I reached out to Mr Meaney as we were going through the process of researching franchise opportunities a little over a year ago....

Great attorney

Posted by: Tom 5 months ago.

Jim's knowledge and handling of franchise law is second to none. He may be the best attorney I have worked with in any capacity not just franchise...
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Gilbert Joseph Gradisar
Gilbert Gradisar

Columbus, OH

About 1 month ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Jim Meaney has a well-deserved reputation for his work in the area of franchising. He is also highly skilled as a trial lawyer. I worked with him on...
Robert Anthony Sicuro
Robert Sicuro

Columbus, OH

Over 3 years ago

Relationship: Co-worker

I endorse this lawyer.
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1977 License Status: Active for the state of Ohio.
Last updated by Avvo: 04/18/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2009 – present

Zaino & Humphrey LPA


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1977 Juris Doctor in

University of Dayton School of Law


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2004 International Who’s Who of Franchising Lawyers

Named in the 2004 International Who’s Who of Franchising Lawyers


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1987- present

American Bar Association

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Showing 2 of 8 publications

2012 Covenants Against Competition in Franchising (2nd Ed.), (Chapter Author: U.S. Virgin Islands), June 3, 2003; 3rd Edition, due 2012

ABA Forum on Franchising - Book Chapter

2011 How to Buy a Franchise


Speaking Engagements

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2012 “Representing the Franchisor—A Primer on Designing the System, Drafting and Registering Documents and Providing On-going Counseling,” American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2012 Annual Forum (Co-presenter - October 2012)

at 2012 Annual Forum on Franchising (Upcoming)

2011 “Franchising in Ohio: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know,” Ohio State Bar Association, (Co-author -September 23, 2011)

at Seminar

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