I have been interested in law since high school. Luckily, my family has been there... more
I have been interested in law since high school. Luckily, my family has been there for me throughout my entire law school career. I am married to a great woman who is currently on track to be an excellent baker and will one day take the bakery world by storm. On a more business related note, I really enjoy working with small businesses because I know that is what todays society was built... view profile
I have had the pleasure to be Mrs. Stephen Shelton for 20 years and the proud mother... more
I have had the pleasure to be Mrs. Stephen Shelton for 20 years and the proud mother of Jereme Shelton. My son was interested in becoming a lawyer even before I caught the bug. It was through his Trial by Peers program in high school that I found, through the tutelage of a wonderfully eccentric cowboy-boot wearingjudge, that I could utilize all my business experience, ownership knowledge... view profile
David is a franchise, trademark, and appellate attorney who handles a diverse range... more
David is a franchise, trademark, and appellate attorney who handles a diverse range of legal matters which include both transactional and litigation issues. David focuses the majority of his practice on providing counsel to both franchisors and franchisees on the various aspects of franchise law by using a full-perspective approach and considering each clients unique business system in developi... 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.