Attorneys.

Position:IFA'S 2010 SUPPLIER SOURCE BOOK - Law firms - Directory

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP

(402) 392-1250

(402) 392-0816 FAX

8712 West Dodge Road, #300, Omaha, NE 68114

Email: jherdzina@akclaw.com

Internet: http://www.akclaw.com

CONTACT: John W. Herdzina, Partner; Tyler P. McLeod. Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

AKERMAN SENTERFITT

(904) 798-3700

(904) 598-3911 FAX

50 North Laura Street, Suite 2500, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Email: tim.gillis@akerman.com

Internet: http://www.akerman.com

CONTACT: H. Timothy Gillis

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Attorneys.

ALEXANDER HOLBURN BEAUDIN & LANG LLP

(877) 688-1351

(604) 484-1730

(604) 484-9700 FAX

2700-700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

V7Y 1B8 Canada

Email: jrost@ahbl.ca

Internet: http://www.ahbl.ca

CONTACT: Judy Rost, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

ARENT FOX PLLC

(202) 857-6065

(202) 857-6395 FAX

1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Email: Wachen.Kimberly@arentfox.com

Internet: http://www.arentfox.com

CONTACT: Kimberly A. Wachen, Attorney TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

ARNALL GOLDEN GREGORY, LLP

(404) 873-81511

(404) 873-8151 FAX

171 17th Street, Suite 2100, Atlanta, GA 30363

Email: sean.fogarty@agg.com

Internet: http://www.agg.com

CONTACT: Sean Fogarty, Attorney

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

BAKER & MCKENZIE

61-2-89-2250200

(214) 978-3000

61-2-92251595 FAX

50 Bridge Street, Level 27, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Email: pennyj.ward@bakernet.com

Internet: http://www.bakernet.com

CONTACT: Penny Ward, Principal; Michael Santa Maria, Principal

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Baker & McKenzie offers global coverage for international franchisors through its 69 offices in 39 countries. Having local practitioners in each of its jurisdictions as a function of having been the first global law firm allows Baker & McKenzie to be a true one-stop shop to help franchisors develop, police, protect and enforce internationally all aspects of their franchise systems. For additional information, contact Penny Ward (see above) or Mike Santa Maria (msm@bakernet.com or 214-978-3016).

BAKER BOTTS LLP

(214) 953-6997

(214) 661-4997 FAX

2001 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Email: ann.hurwitz@bakerbotts.com

Internet: http://www.bakerbotts.com

CONTACT: Ann Hurwitz, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Baker Botts delivers legal solutions, guidance and support for our clients throughout the world. The firm maintains operations in six U.S. offices: Dallas, Houston, Austin, Washington, D.C., New York and Palo Alto, as well as in six non-U.S. offices: Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and Riyadh. Combining the talents of approximately 800 lawyers worldwide, Baker Botts offers clients a vast pool of experience to serve their specific needs and interests. As a result of the firm's long history of international practice, Baker Botts has developed an extensive network of correspondent counsel at the most prestigious firms in virtually all commercial centers of the world. Baker Botts has one of the nation's leading franchise and distribution practices, based in its Dallas office (214-953-6997 and 214-953-6996). Our franchise lawyers regularly counsel clients on a variety of domestic and international distribution matters, including: the structuring and operation of franchise programs, regulatory compliance, the structuring and negotiation of portfolio transactions, the purchase and sale of franchise systems and the related due diligence, and issues related to the operation of multiple brands and distribution channels. Our many years of practice in the area have given us a level of experience and exposure to franchise issues surpassed by few, resulting in our ability to provide quick, practical, thorough and efficient advice to companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries.

BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ, PC

(615) 726-5639

(615) 726-5600

(615) 744-5639 FAX

211 Commerce St., Suite 1000, Nashville, TN 37201

Email: jbuckberg@bakerdonelson.com

Internet: http://www.bakerdonelson.com

CONTACT: Joel R. Buckberg, Of Counsel; Nancy Degan, Shareholder

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Baker, Donelson is a full-service law firm with over 540 lawyers representing clients from offices in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Our franchise group provides comprehensive legal services to start-up and seasoned franehisors including strategy, structure, documentation, enforcement, disclosure, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, dispute resolution and liability defense.

BALLARD SPAHR LLP

(303) 292-2400

(303) 299-7318

1225 17th Street, #2300, Denver, CO 80238

Email: mcculloughk@ballardspahr.com

Internet: http://www.ballardspahr.com

CONTACT: Kim I. McCullough, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Ballard Spahr's Franchise and Distribution group counsels and advises clients in all matters of franchising, distribution, and licensing law. We focus on the needs of our clients to deliver complete solutions that integrate transactional creativity with regulatory knowledge and experience in intellectual property protection and litigation management. We represent operational franchisors, manufacturers and distribution companies, as well as companies developing an initial franchise.

BARTKO, ZANKEL, TARRANT & MILLER

(415) 956-1900

(415) 956-1152 FAX

900 Front Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111

Email: cmiller@bztm.com

Internet: http://www.bztm.com

CONTACT: Charles G. Miller, C. Griffith Towle; Darryl A. Hart

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Our franchise lawyers bring over 30 years of experience to franchise and distribution-related business, including franchise litigation, transactions, registrations and dispute resolution. The firm has represented franchise clients in a variety of transactions including business formation, preparation of offering circulars, franchise agreements and related documents, franchise registration, state and federal franchise law compliance, franchise transfers, business sales and acquisitions, licensing agreements, contract negotiations and similar transactions. The firm also handles a wide variety of other matters for franchise and distribution clients including real estate, employment, trademark/copyright and premise liability matters.

BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP

(416) 863-2400

(416) 863-2653 FAX

Commerce Court West, #2800, 199 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5L 1A9 canada

Email: peter.viitre@blakes.com

Internet: http://www.blakes.com

CONTACT: Peter Viitre, Partner; Chris Hale, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

BOWMAN AND BROOKE LLP

(804) 819-1156

(804) 649-1762 FAX

1111 East Main Street, #2100, Richmond, VA 23219

Email: sandra.ezell@bowmanandbrooke.com

Internet: http://www.bowmanandbrooke.com

CONTACT: Sandra Giannone Ezell, Managing Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

BRYAN CAVE LLP

(310) 576-2100

(310) 576-2200 FAX

120 Broadway, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Email: kenneth.costello@bryancave.com

Internet: http://www.bryancave.com

CONTACT: Kenneth R. Costello, Partner; Jonathan C. Solish, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Bryan Cave is an 875 lawyer, international law firm whose franchise lawyers are globally-recognized authorities, authors, speakers and advisory board members. Our clients range from start-up to Global 50 domestic and international franchising and distribution businesses that require sophisticated and complex legal support, including antitrust counseling; regulatory compliance; litigation and arbitration; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property protection; and more.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL ROONEY PC

(412) 562-8957

(412) 562-1041 FAX

One Oxford Center, 20th Floor, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Email: john.previs@bipc.com

Internet: http://www.buchananingersoll.com

CONTACT: John R. Previs

TYPE OF BUSINESS: The lawyers in Buchanan's Franchise and Distribution Group provide clients with comprehensive knowledge in multiple legal disciplines. Encompassing the areas of corporate finance, federal and state regulation compliance, intellectual property, litigation, labor and employment, government contracts, tax and real estate, Buchanan's Franchise and Distribution Practice Group is a cross-section of attorneys who are recognized leaders in their fields. With 16 offices across the nation and access to Buchanan's more than 550 attorneys and government relations professionals, provide our franchise and distribution clients with business and strategic solutions that address the full spectrum of franchise-related issues in more than 40 industries including: food chain, hospitality, dry cleaning, retail, fashion design, real estate, car rental, as well as education and training. Additional Offices: Alexandria, VA; Aventura, FL; Buffalo, NY; Harrisburg, PA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Princeton, NJ; Redwood Shores, CA; San Diego, CA; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE.

BUSH ROSS, P.A.

(877) 875-9636

(813) 224-9255

(813) 223-9620 FAX

P.O. Box 3913, Tampa, FL 33601-3913

Email: mbasurto@bushross.com

Internet: http://www.bushross.com

CONTACT: Edward O. Savitz, Attorney; Mark A. Basurto, Attorney

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm.

CARLTON FIELDS, P.A.

(305) 530-0050

(305) 530-0055 FAX

100 SE Second Street, Suite 4000, Miami, FL 33131

Email: jmurray@carltonfields.com

Internet: http://www.carltonfields.com

CONTACT: Jason M. Murray, Shareholder

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Carlton Fields provides legal counsel and assistance with creating, managing, licensing, protecting and enforcing franchised business relationships, product distribution systems and dealership networks. The law firm's franchise and distribution law practice specifically relates to licensing and development, regulation and compliance, and dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

CASSELS BROCK

(416) 860-2987

(416) 869-5982

(416) 640-3043 FAX

40 King Street West, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON M5H 3C2 Canada

Email: lweinberg@casselsbrock.com

Internet: http://www.casselsbrock.com

CONTACT: Larry Weinberg, Partner; Geoff Shaw, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Cassels Brock is a full-service business law firm based in...

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