I am licensed to practice in the State of Washington. My practice involves mostly... more
I am licensed to practice in the State of Washington. My practice involves mostly franchise law. I represent franchisors in preparing contracts, disclosure documents and registration applications. I work with them to try to be sure they know how to comply with the franchise laws and have systems in place to avoid making costly mistakes. In addition, I represent franchisees--both in helping ... view profile
"My goal is to facilitate the goals of my clients by understanding their business... more
"My goal is to facilitate the goals of my clients by understanding their business objectives and assisting them achieve those objectives with a level of risk that's acceptable to them." "I act as a trusted advisor to my clients in connection with their business matters. Their best interests are my key focus. They value my direct, pragmatic advice that is designed to facilitate their busines... view profile
For almost twenty five years, Doug has served as a trial lawyer representing... more
For almost twenty five years, Doug has served as a trial lawyer representing franchisors and suppliers in connection with disputes with their franchisees and distributors. In recent years, Doug has also devoted considerable time providing antitrust and distribution counseling, and has assisted several clients with the evaluation and acquisition of other franchising companies. The following is a... view profile
Franchise law applies to franchisors like McDonald's ®, who allow you to buy and operate a business using the franchise trademarks, name, and business methods. In return, you, the franchisee, get the name recognition value and reputation of the franchisor. A franchise lawyer will make sure the franchisor treats you fairly. Franchises can be expensive, and when you buy one you are gambling on the franchisor's success. Franchise lawyers know the many franchise laws that prevent the franchisor from taking advantage of you. If you are considering franchising your business, a franchise lawyer can also help you with that decision.