I am a leader of my lawfirm's Construction & Transportation Practice Group,... more
I am a leader of my lawfirm's Construction & Transportation Practice Group, representing developers and builders relating to all aspects of development including real estate acquisitions, annexations, land divisions, zoning disputes, condominiums and tax-deferred exchanges. I act as outside general counsel for the Wisconsin Builders Association, and am a registered state lobbyist focusing on c... view profile
Chad is a shareholder with the firm's Corporate Practice Group. He primarily works... more
Chad is a shareholder with the firm's Corporate Practice Group. He primarily works with small to mid-sized businesses and their owners on a variety of legal matters, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and divestitures. Chad also has significant experience setting-up and structuring business relationships under franchise and distribution arrangements, and has worked with numerous... 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.