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I am also a golf course rater for Golfweek Magazine


Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 60%
    41 years
  2. Business: 15%
    41 years
  3. Corporate: 10%
    41 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 10%
    41 years
  5. Licensing: 5%
    41 years



Hourly ($425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Kanouse & Walker, P.A.

One Boca Place, Suite 324 Atrium
2255 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33431


FLMember in Good Standing197506/19/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200207/15/2016
NYResigned 197503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Very Best U.S. Attorneys in FranchisingFranchise Times Magazine2015
Top 397 attorneysWho's Who Legal2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Leading American AttorneysAmerican Research Corporation2015
Who’s Who of International Franchise AttorneysWho's Who Legal2015
Top AttorneysFranchise Times2013
Top AttorneysFranchise Times2012
DealMarkers Country AwardDeal Magazine2011
Highly Recommended - Top Tier FirmsInterContinental Finance Magazine2011
Excellence as One of the Area’s Top LawyersPalm Beach Illustrated2011
Top AttorneysFranchise Times2011
Legal Excellence AwardInterContinental Finance Magazine2011
Franchise Law Firm of the YearUSA – Finance Monthly2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Franchisees and DealersBoard of DirectorsN/A
Florida Bar Franchise Law CommitteeFounding MemberN/A
Florida Bar Franchise Law CommitteeChair1995 - 1996
American Franchisee AssociationMember1994 - 1995
Florida Bar Franchise Law CommitteeVice Chair1994 - 1995
National Advisory BoardMember1993 - 1995
International Franchise AssociationMember1991 - 1995
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalFTC’s New Biz Op Rule – Impact on Florida Sale of Business Opportunities Act2012
ABA Business Law TodayFTC’s New Biz Op Rule – Reduced Disclosure But Increased Coverage2012
IndUS Business JournalTake Franchise Leap, but Prepare for Landing2010
IndUS Business JournalWhen Renewal is Up Don’t be Afraid to Negotiate2010
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)The FTC Franchise Registry – It’s Time Has Come2009
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)Business Opportunity Rule Means Less Disclosure, but by More Companies2007
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)An Overview of Federal and State Business Opportunity Laws2003
Association of Small Business Development CentersFranchise 1011998
The Compleat Lawyer (ABA)Commercial Leases - Troubleshooting for the Tenant1997
Florida Law Review"Federal Laws Affecting Franchising," "Real Estate Aspects of Franchising" and "Franchising Internationally"1996
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)AAFD's `Fair Franchising Standards' Is Collective Bargaining the Way of the Future?1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Bradley UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida BarThe Twilight Zone Between Trademark Licensing and Franchising2011
American Bar AssociationThe Proposed New FTC Business Opportunity Law and State Business Opportunity Laws2007
Florida BarBuying a Business Opportunity2005
International Legal Studies at a Franchise and Intellectual Property SeminarThe Applicability of U.S. Franchise Laws to Foreign Franchisors Entering the U.S. Market2002
Florida BarFranchises, Distributorships and Their Alternatives2001
American Bar AssociationCan We Talk – Collective Negotiation1998
American Association of Franchisees and DealersFair Franchising Standards1996
Florida BarSurvey of Foreign Franchise Laws1995