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I concentrate my practice in franchise and business law.

I am an active member in the International Franchise Association and former chairman of the Chicago chapter. I speak and moderate at local and national events. I am an active member in the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and have published in the ABA Franchise Law Journal and the Franchise Lawyer. I am also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

I am an avid ultramarathon runner. I have run approximately 40 ultramarathons and marathons, including many races of 100 and 50 miles and the Boston Marathon eight times.

I have prepared a video and a thesis paper on The Evolutionary Experiences of an Ultramarathon Runner  for my Master’s in Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago. 

 The 15 minute video is also available on YouTube at

I also am on the auxiliary board of Chicago Run, a non-profit group providing running programs in Chicago elementary schools and am a pro-bono attorney for the Midwest Adoption Center.


Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 40%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
  5. Business: 10%



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Daniel S. Kaplan

542 Dearborn.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60605


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Daniel S. Kaplan, P.C.2011 - Present
PartnerKaplan & Greenswag, LLC2003 - 2011
PartnerJenkens & Gilchrist2000 - 2003
PartnerBecker & Kaplan LLC1995 - 2000
AssociateWildman Harrold Allen & Dixon1990 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Franchise AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ChicagoN/AM.L.A.2013
Pepperdine UniversityN/AMediation Certification2005
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
George Washington UniversityInternational BusinessM.B.A1983
Arizona State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IFA Annual Legal SymposiumExercise of Discretion - Laws Affecting a Franchisor's Exercise of Discretion, Avoiding Claims in the Exercise of Discretion2005