Nick represents franchisors in litigation, arbitration and mediation throughout the United States. He also advises franchisors on pre-litigation dispute resolution, the franchisor-franchisee relationship and compliance matters. He represents franchisors across industries that include restaurants, food and beverage, retail, leisure and fitness, health care, hospitality, and commercial and consumer services.
Nick is experienced in matters that include:
- State franchise laws
- Trademark infringement
- Breach of franchise agreement
- Post-termination rights
- System-wide disputes
- FTC franchising rule
- Disclosure and registration issues
- Fraud claims
- Vicarious liability
- Joint employment
Nick also helps businesses resolve and litigate disputes about software development and implementation projects. For these disputes, he helps clients investigate potential claims and defenses, demand and negotiate resolution, and proceed through mediation, arbitration and/or litigation. He has experience navigating the complex software sales process, design phase and project contracts that underlie breach of contract and misrepresentation claims in software disputes.
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Nick served as deputy communications director for a U.S. Senator, coordinating communications with local, state and federal officials; developing the Senator’s website; directing social media presence; and communicating with the press and public about policy positions.