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James Alfred Meaney

About James Meaney

About me

Jim’s 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 Damon’s Grill®
  • General Counsel of the Ohio Petroleum Retailers and Repair Association
  • Section Chief of the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section (responsible for enforcement of Ohio’s Business Opportunity Law)
  • Chair of the Columbus Bar Association’s Franchise and Distribution Law Committee
  • General/ongoing representation of franchise systems
  • Member of The American Bar Association Forum on Franchising since 1989 (service on Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2012-15) and Chair of Small and Solo Practice Group (2014-15))
  • Representation of franchise purchasers/FDD Review/Negotiation
  • Author of How to Buy a Franchise and numerous franchise articles and presentations
  • Mediation Services - for franchise and general commercial matters