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William Kindrick Woods

William Kindrick Woods

also known as Will K. Woods

Practice areas:

Franchising

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Franchising: 100%
    17 years

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Contact Info

Baker & McKenzie, LLP

Partner
2001 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75201

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199805/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Listed as a Leading Franchise LawyerChambers Global2014
Listed as a Leading Franchise LawyerChambers USA2014
Best Lawyer, Franchise PracticeBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer, Franchise PracticeBest Lawyers in America2013
Lawyer of the Year, Franchise (Dallas)Best Lawyers in America2013
International Who's Who of Franchise LawyersWho's Who Legal2013
Listed as a Leading Franchise LawyerChambers USA2013
Listed as a Leading Franchise LawyerChambers & Partners USA Guide2012
Best LawyerD Magazine2012
Franchise Legal EagleFranchise Times2012
International Who's Who of Franchise LawyersWho's Who Legal2012
Best LawyerD Magazine2011
Listed as a Leading Franchise LawyerChambers & Partners USA Guide2011
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
International Who's Who of Franchise LawyersWho's Who Legal2011
Listed as Leading Franchise LawyerChambers & Partners USA Guide2010
Listed as Leading LawyerInternational Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers2010
Leading LawyerLegal 5002010
Franchise Legal EagleFranchise Times2009
Texas Superlawyers Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBaker Botts, LLP2009 - 2014
PartnerDLA Piper US LLP2007 - 2009
AssociateDLA Piper US LLP1999 - 2006
AssociateJenkens & Gilchrist1998 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingCo-Chair - 2014 Annual Meeting2014 - 2014
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingMarketing Officer2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingGoverning Committee Member2012 - Present
International Journal of FranchisingMember of Editorial Board2011 - 2014
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingMember of Publications Committee2010 - 2013
International Franchise AssociationMember Legal Symposium Steering Committee2008 - 2010
ABA Forum on FranchisingYLD Liaison to Governing Committee2005 - 2007
Dallas Bar Association, Franchise Law and Distribution SectionChairman2003 - 2004
International Franchise AssociationMember1998 - Present
ABA Forum on FranchisingMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1998 - Present
Dallas Bar Franchise and Distribution SectionMember1998 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA publication - Mergers and Acquisitions of Franchise CompaniesIncome Tax Considerations in Acquisitions and Combinations of Franchise Businesses2014
International Bar Association - International Franchising NewsletterCommercial Agency Laws - A Potential Landmine in International Franchise Transactions2011
International Journal of Franchising LawU.S. Supreme Court Grants Expanded Protection for the Use of Class Arbitration Waivers2011
American Bar Association, The Franchise LawyerState Taxation of Royalties on Out-of-State Franchisors Continues: KFC Corporation v. Iowa Department of Revenue2011
Fundamentals of International FranchisingABA Book2010
Hospitality Law ConferenceHot Topics in Franchising and Hospitality2009
Franchise and Distribution (Federated Press)U.S. Business Opportunity Laws and Their Effect on Franchisors2009
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)Good News on State Taxation of Out-of-State Franchisors in New Mexico . . . Or Not2007
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)Item 19 Earnings Claims: A Disclosure Most Franchisors Should Try to Make2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Baylor UniversityN/ABBA1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Bar Association/International Franchise Association Joint ConferenceNews From Around the World2014
International Bar Association/International Franchise Association Joint MeetingThe Dark Side of Master Franchising2013
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingThe Art and Science of Drafting Multi-Unit Development Agreements2012
International Bar Association/International Franchise Association Joint ProgramSelecting the Appropriate Vehicle for International Expansion2011
IFA Legal SymposiumFranchise Financing and Financial Concepts2010
ABA Forum on FranchisingState Taxation of Franchisors2010
IFA International Franchise Expo SouthFranchising as an Expansion Strategy2009
Wealth Creation Through FranchisingWealth Creation Through Franchising2008
IFA Legal SymposiumThree-Level Franchise Systems - Master Franchise and Area Representative Structures - Do They Work for the Systems You Represent?2008
ABA Forum on FranchisingAdvanced Disclosure Issues Under The Amended FTC Rule2008
IFA Legal RoundtablesThe New FTC Rule2007
Fundamentals of FranchisingFundamentals of Franchising2007