Overview

Nick Rotchadl represents clients in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on franchise and software development disputes.

Franchise Law

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

Government Experience

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.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Education

University of Michigan Law School
J.D. cum laude, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review (associate editor) (2012)

University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. in Political Science and Journalism & Mass Communications (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Blockchain Litigation
    Presenter, Minnesota Enterprise Blockchain Meetup, November 2018
  • Joint Employer/Vicarious Liability: Practical Applications in Enforcing System Standards Without Exercising Too Much Control
    Co-author, IFA Legal Symposium, May 2017
  • State Franchise and Distribution Laws: Beyond the Terms of Your Dealer/Distributor Agreements
    Co-author, RV Focus: A Newsletter for the RV Industry Professional, November 2015
  • Statute of Limitation: Minnesota
    Co-author, Practical Law, State Q&A, October 2015
  • Franchise Law Chapter
    Co-author, Minnesota Business Disputes: Claims and Remedies, 2nd edition, June 2015
  • Understanding Franchise Law in Minnesota
    Co-presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, June 2015

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Hennepin County Housing Court
  • Housing Litigation in Federal Court
  • Employee Disqualification Matter Before the Minnesota Department of Human Services

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Forum on Franchising
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Honors

  • Minnesota North Star Lawyer, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
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