With over 12 years of experience, I have obtained favorable verdicts, arbitration... more
With over 12 years of experience, I have obtained favorable verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters spanning a multitude of industries. In recent years, I have focused on energy litigation, franchise disputes, international arbitration, and representing employers in employee compensation a... view profile
After more than twenty years of practice inside law firms and as in-house counsel to... more
After more than twenty years of practice inside law firms and as in-house counsel to National Airlines, AdvancePCS (now CVS Caremark) and 7-Eleven, Shawn Shearer formed The Shearer Law Group to provide his personal representation to individuals and small to medium sized businesses. The Shearer Law Group's practice focuses on personal, business and commercial transactions of all types as well as... 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.