Faegre & Benson is recognized as a national leader in franchise law in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm's franchise practice is also ranked a worldwide leader by Chambers Global.
Members of the practice provide a full range of services to franchisor clients. Acting for more than 200 franchisors, the team utilizes resources from the firm's Shanghai and London offices to assist clients with global expansion, cross-border trademark and brand protection, and country-specific project plans.
One client told Chambers USA that Faegre & Benson franchise lawyers approach matters with "an expert level of legal knowledge, but perhaps more importantly, with business objectives and company history in mind."
Client feedback to Chambers USA on specific lawyers includes:
- Brian Schnell. Praised for "never losing sight of the business objectives" and for his "creative approach to matters."
- Kerry Bundy. Garnered praise as "a smart, disciplined lawyer with a terrific future ahead of her."
- Jeffrey Brimer. Well regarded as a "diligent, practical and knowledgeable" attorney with particular expertise in franchise documentation, registration, and disclosure.
- William Killion. Noted for his experience in representing franchisors on matters pertaining to product distribution, including antitrust and products liability: "He is aggressive, but always appropriately aggressive, and he doesn't compromise on getting the best result for his client."
For more information, view the firm's profile on the Chambers USA website.