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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Franchising

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What the team is known for

Respected firm in the market, offering counsel and representation to a broad range of international and domestic clients. Strong bench of lawyers providing notable expertise and experience in franchising litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Particularly well versed in helping businesses with international expansion and distribution. Recognized for expertise in representing clients from the food, drink, hospitality, retail and travel sectors.

Strengths

One client says: "The team works well together - they are efficient and their bills are reasonable for the work being done."

Another client adds: “They are subject matter experts in the areas we use them for and do an excellent job representing our interests.”

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Hilton Worldwide in a federal civil action dispute with a franchisee concerning trademark infringement, unfair competition, breach of contract and deceptive trade practice allegations.

Notable practitioners

Deborah Coldwell is held in exceptionally high regard due to her experience in disputes concerning issues such as breach of contract, fraud and franchise terminations. Her clients include franchisors, distributors, joint ventures and partnerships.
“She is very knowledgeable and well respected in the industry."

Robert Lauer focuses on franchise law, advising on domestic and international matters. He works on transactional issues and is particularly skilled in working with those in the hospitality and restaurant sectors.
"Robert has a sophisticated and expansive knowledge of international franchising."

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Overview

Our team represents companies of all sizes — from single-property startups to global name brands with 10,000-plus locations — and across all industries, including hotels, restaurants, health clubs, tax preparation services, and product and service-based distribution networks. We know the business around the world, with vast experience developing and expanding international franchise programs in more than 100 countries, routinely working with franchisors going international for the first time as well as those already in upwards of 30 countries.

We handle the entire range of matters faced by our clients, from developing and maintaining domestic and/or international franchise and distribution networks to resolving disputes with franchisees and distributors. We can assist with master franchising, area representative franchising, direct franchising, supply chain matters, product distribution, product licensing, joint ventures, food quality and labeling and even legal issues involving sweepstakes, advertising, marketing and promotions.

With experience as in-house counsel in franchise companies and within the industries we serve, our lawyers have the insight to merge business skill and legal knowledge to balance our clients’ objectives and economic expectations and provide practical advice specific to each situation. We work to resolve problems early on but also are skilled at litigation in federal and state courts and in domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

Franchising

Haynes and Boone, LLP

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Location

2323 Victory Avenue

Suite 700

Dallas

Texas

USA

TX 75219

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Franchising


Deborah S Coldwell
Band 1
Robert A Lauer
Band 4