Skip to main content
Kevin J. Collette

Kevin J. Collette

Practice areas:

Franchising

Share your experience to help future clients.

Review Kevin Collette

About Me

With a Seattle presence, Kevin is a well-known franchise and trademark lawyer. He advises clients on a full range of legal issues including business and deal structures; branding, protecting, licensing, advertising, selling and distributing products, services, technologies and intellectual properties; eCommerce, Cyberspace and computer law; financing; start-up franchises; mergers and acquisitions; real estate, and bringing franchises into the U.S. or to international markets.



 


Kevin represents numerous traditional businesses as their FRANCHISE ATTORNEY, from startups to multi-national companies, through all stages of growth. He is recognized as one of Seattle's leading LICENSING & TECHNOLOGY lawyers. Kevin is a highly respected FRANCHISE AND DISTRIBUTION lawyer, working with franchises throughout the U.S. and in most countries around the world. He has a large domestic and international TRADEMARK AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY practice with thousands of successful registrations and enforcements.


 


Kevin serves as Chair of our Business Practice Group. He also heads our Franchise & Distribution, Trademarks and Intellectual Property, and Licensing & Technology Teams. Kevin's practice emphasizes being a RESPONSIVE PROBLEM SOLVER and TRUSTED ADVISOR with a positive attitude. He is a deal maker who understands business realities and technologies. Present a complex problem and goal to Kevin and he will provide the options and devise the strategy and proper vehicle for your solution in Humanese Over Legalese.™


More 

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Franchising: 100%
    34 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($425/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Endorse this lawyer

Contact Info

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

1201 3rd Ave
Suite 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3268

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198007/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Franchise ExecutiveInternational Franchise Association2010
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2010
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2010
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2010
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2010
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2010
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2009
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2009
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2009
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2009
Certified Franchise ExecutiveInternational Franchise Association2009
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2009
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2008
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2008
Top Lawyers in WashingtonWashington CEO Magazine2008
Certified Franchise ExecutiveInternational Franchise Association2008
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2008
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2008
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2008
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2007
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2007
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2007
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2007
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2007
Certified Franchise ExecutiveInternational Franchise Association2007
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2007
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2006
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2006
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2006
Certified Franchise ExecutiveInternational Franchise Association2006
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2006
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2006
Certified Franchise ExecutiveInternational Franchise Association2005
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2005
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2005
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2005
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2005
RecognitionWho's Who Legal2005
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2004
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2004
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2004
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2003
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2003
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2003
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2003
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2003
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2002
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2002
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2002
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2002
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2001
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2001
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2001
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2001
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2001
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2000
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging Leaders in America2000
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2000
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine1999
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1999
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1999
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1998
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1998
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1997
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1997
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1996
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1996
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1995
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1995
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1994
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1993
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1992
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1991
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberRyan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC1980 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationCorporate Governance Section2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingMember2005 - Present
North American Academy of Arts and SciencesFellow2002 - Present
International Franchise AssociationMember1993 - Present
International Franchise Association, Supplier ForumMember1993 - Present
International Trademark AssociationPublic Resources/Publications Committees1993 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember1993 - Present
American Bar Association, Small Business SectionMember1986 - Present
Northwest Entrepreneurs NetworkPast President1985 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
INTA WebsiteBranding in the U.S.2015
Ryan Swanson WebsiteFiling Foreign Trademarks in the U.S.2014
King County Bar AssociationBest Practices in Franchising - Representing Franchisees2013
INTA WebsiteCease & Desist Letters for Trademark Infringment2013
INTA WebsiteShould I file for a State Trademark2013
Ryan Swanson WebsiteLicensor's Quality Control2013
Ryan Swanson WebsiteFranchisor Perspectives2010
Ryan SwansonUnited States Franchising Basics2009
Puget Sound Business JournalLicensing & Technology - Frequently Asked Questions2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Washington -SeattleN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ryan SwansonTraining for Franchisors2014
King County Bar AssociationRepresenting Franchisees2013
CLEBest Practices in Franchising2007
Annual ConferenceTransfers by Franchisees2007
Annual ConferenceFranchise Advisory Councils2006
Annual ConferenceIssues of Encroachment2005
CLEThe New UFOC1995