Posted by Diane
We hired Isabel to review our FDD before we purchased a franchise. She was very thorough in her review of the FDD and was instrumental in our securing an amendment to our FDD that is very favorable for our position as franchisee. She made us aware of red flags in the FDD that could pose problems in the future. Isabel is extremely professional, cordial and easy to work with. I felt I could trust her from our first conversation and I had interviewed 3 other lawyers. I have full confidence in her character and would trust her with other business contract issues in the future.
Posted by Brendan
I am trying to clean up a financial mess left from a failed business partnership. Isabel has been crucial in working with my creditors to helped me reach an agreement that was fair to both parties and support my desire to restore my credit rating. Isabel is highly professional, responsive, tough and stays on task. Her fees were very reasonable (not a lot of money available right now). I live on the east coast and she was VERY effective communicator despite the time differences. These days dealing with our biggest banks is torture. Isabel brought them to the table despite their repeated attempts to ignore me. This didn't happen in a week. She stayed the course. Do yourself a favor....HIRE HER!
Posted by John
Isabel Davis was an overall pleasure to work with when we were was setting up our Operating Agreement and wanted professional support to review the FDD. Her billing rate was openly discussed and she went the extra distance to ensure our needs were met and the work we had discussed was complete within the agreed parameters.
She efficiently managed the process and provided sound and logical advice. Through-out the process, she demonstrated her knowledge of the important components that any partnership should consider prior to commencing operations. Her frank talk regarding what she termed as "eventualities" reinforced to me that this was a serious document that we were signing. There were many clauses that one could easily overlook, though when drafted and seen on paper it was obvious that these were real possibilities. This demonstrated to me Isabel's strong knowledge in this area.
She indicated that many individuals come to her after a "problem" has surfaced and there is no documentation to guide one through such conditions. So, I came away with full understanding of the importance of having sound legal advice and a properly drafted document.
If you are already in a franchise partnership and do not have an Operating Agreement, then I would strongly encourage you to contact Isabel Davis and draft such a document for everyone's protection.
A few months after we completed the Operating Agreement and our business was up and running, we again contacted Isabel to help us draft a Membership Purchase Agreement. Isabel was very responsive and drafted a detailed document to protect everyone's interests by spelling out the conditons for such a transaction. Our intention was to bring in a Minority investor and to ensure that everyone's interests were protected and that this was well documented. The document that Isabel provided further demonstrated her strengths in defining the key terms and parameters to initiate this transaction and equally as important, the terms to dissolve such a transaction.
In closing, thanks Isabel for the great work and I will certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues for future work.
Posted by Harriet
I have been recommending Isabel for years to my clients who are investigating franchise ownership and need an attorney to review their Franchise Disclosure Documents, final agreements and real estate leases. She consistently gets high marks for her personal yet thorough approach. My clients find her very accessible, informal but professional… a combination that makes people comfortable and confident when working with her. I highly recommend Isabel Davis.