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C. Christian Thompson

Franchising Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.8   4 reviews

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About C.

Learn C.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Franchising
    Help companies franchise their business by guiding them through the legal process, drafting all their franchise documents and educating them about the characteristics of successful franchises.

    14 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    I can meet all the legal needs for clients wishing to start or expand a business. I can draft all the necessary documents for corporations, LLC's and partnerships. I also handle inter-company agreements and owner, shareholder, and director matters.

    14 years

  3. Business
    At the Franchise Business Law Group, we can handle all of your legal business needs.

    14 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Draft agreements and contracts in a variety of legal areas including license agreements, asset purchase agreements, employment agreements, contribution agreements, ownership purchase agreements, buy sell agreements, non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements.

    14 years

I have a passion for what I do.  I love helping people grow their business. 


I also enjoying serving in the community.  I am involved with Lawyers for the Arts, the juvenile court system, and various youth programs.


In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, cooking, tennis and reading.

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Licensed for 13 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 03/11/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2014
Excellent Service, highly recommended
Im based in the UK and contacted Christian regarding an international distribution contract I was negotiating with a US company based in Utah. Christian was very helpful and made the whole process a lot less stressful. Not only was I very satisfied with the final contract but was also able to understand the contract in a lot more detail due to Christian's ability to explain complex sections in simple terms. I highly recommend Christians services.
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Posted by Ethan | November 6, 2013
Fantastic experience
Our experience has been fantastic. The responsive, knowledgable feedback we receive has been invaluable as we have moved our business forward. Council has always been offered with a thoughtful and personal approach which has helped us to process complex issues and make the best decisions.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2013
Review of Attorney Christian Thompson's services
I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Christian Thompson in the process of starting my small business. Mr. Thompson took care of all the legal aspects of setting up the company. He continues to provides excellent service and advice regarding any pertinent business related matters. He is knowledgeable, thoroughly professional, prompt and a good person. He is genuinely interested in the business. I am glad that I found him and his firm as it made the legal work easy, streamlined and hassle-free. I have felt valued as a client and business owner and he has worked hand-in-hand as an ally and advisor. I would certainly recommend him as a lawyer.
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Posted by Matthew | November 12, 2013
Best for franchise law
Christian and his team truly are the franchise experts in the Inter Mountain Region. He helped us franchise a novel business concept that required careful planning and lots of customization. A lesser lawyer might have tried to fit our unique business into one of his firm's pre-existing molds for restaurant chain franchises or something, but Christian took the time to make our franchise model and legal documents truly work for us.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-185 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Franchise & Business Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Thompson Ostler & Olsen
  • 2009 - Present
  • Legal Fellow
  • United States Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 2007 - 2007


  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2009
  • Utah State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005


  • Utah Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • ABA Franchise Attorney Explorer's Award
  • Americian Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • 2011
  • CALI Award - Contracts
  • Arizona State College of Law
  • 2006
  • Best Male Amateur Athlete
  • Utah Best of State
  • 2002


  • Utah Bar
  • Business Growth Strategies: A Practical Guide to Advising Clients
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Update
  • Properly Drafting and Using Financial Performance Representations in Franchising
  • 2013
  • CLE Program
  • Fundamentals of Antitrust Law
  • 2012
  • Utah Bar Spring Convention
  • Business Growth Strategies: A Practical Guide to Advising Clients
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse C.
Franchising Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are thinking about starting a franchise or if you already have one and want to expand or sell it, I recommend you speak to Christian. He and his group are renowned for their franchise expertise and are widely respected. I've spoken to one of his clients and he credited much of the success of his franchise to Christian."
Franchising Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christian for several years. I would highly recommend Christian to any client. He is diligent and committed to securing excellent results for his clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christian Thompson is an exceptional attorney. He has been practicing franchise law, business/corporate law and contract law since 2009. He has a reputation of quality and professionalism among his peers and with clients. His analysis of a legal issue is competent, thorough and targeted. Clients appreciate his attention to detail to come up with the most logical solution to often very complex legal issues. In 2011, Christian received national recognition for his work in Franchise Law through the American Bar Association. He received the Explorer's Award from the ABA's Franchise Forum which recognizes an outstanding new attorney in the field of franchising. Christian has been published in the ABA Franchise Lawyer, Spring Issue 2013. In addition to the contract and franchise work Christian has done, he was previously a pro-bono attorney for the Third District Juvenile Court, serving as defense counsel. He is involved in the community and is a well rounded attorney."
Salt Lake City Franchising Lawyer C. Christian Thompson
C. Christian Thompson
Franchising Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation