Business attorney with concentrations in intellectual property and franchising. I... more
Business attorney with concentrations in intellectual property and franchising. I practice in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and licensing law with an emphasis on client counseling and the selection and protection of enforceable intellectual property assets. I have extensive experience in assisting clients with the development of global branding strategies and I have performed numero... view profile
I am an active alumnis of the University of Florida. I currently am a member of the... more
I am an active alumnis of the University of Florida. I currently am a member of the University's Atlanta Regional Council and serve on the Department of Political Science Alumni Advisory Board. Of course, I am also an avid Gator football and basketball fan. I am married with two daughters and have lived in Sandy Springs, Georgia for over 20 years. My hobbies are league tennis and gardeni... 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.