Prior to attending law school I ran a successful, multi-million dollar retail garden... more
Prior to attending law school I ran a successful, multi-million dollar retail garden center and home-improvement materials business. That valuable experience has helped me be a better attorney to my clients because, I have been there as a businessman. I understand what the goal is. The goal is to get the deal done.
I practice business and government law. I have a broad based business litigation... more
I practice business and government law. I have a broad based business litigation practice that involves disputes between businesses, disputes between partners, business debt recovery and defense, and construction issues. My governmental practice involves the representation of governmental entities and private citizens. I act as the city attorney for two municipalities and have represent... 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.