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 http://youtu.be/KQid5chyfmA.
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.
Licensed since 1990
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/14/2015|
|Principal||Law Offices of Daniel S. Kaplan, P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Kaplan & Greenswag, LLC||2003 - 2011|
|Partner||Jenkens & Gilchrist||2000 - 2003|
|Partner||Becker & Kaplan LLC||1995 - 2000|
|Associate||Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon||1990 - 1995|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|International Franchise Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, The Franchise Lawyer||Possible Ramifications on Franchising of the Supreme Court’s Expansion of Employer Liability for the Biases of Non-decision Makers||2011|
|ALM Law Journal Newsletters||Termination Notice Traps, How to Avoid Common Mistakes||2008|
|American Association of Franchisees & Dealers||An Overview of Trademark Protection for Franchisees and Franchisee Associations||2007|
|American Association of Franchisees & Dealers||Trademark Violations: Causes of Action and Remedies||2007|
|Franchising World||The Legal Risks of Franchisee Screening||2004|
|ABA Franchise Law Journal||Protecting the Franchisor’s Interests When a Franchisee Files for Bankruptcy Protection||2001|
|IFA Chicago Franchise Business Network||What to Tell Your Client When You are Asked , Should We Agree to Arbitration||2001|
|University of Chicago||N/A||M.L.A.||2013|
|Pepperdine University||N/A||Mediation Certification||2005|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|George Washington University||International Business||M.B.A||1983|
|Arizona State University||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|IFA Annual Legal Symposium||Exercise of Discretion - Laws Affecting a Franchisor's Exercise of Discretion, Avoiding Claims in the Exercise of Discretion||2005|