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Our Selection Process For
Best Franchise Attorney

Last updated: August 1, 2017

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Best

Top 10 Franchise Attorneys

Best Franchise Attorney - August 2017

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Rank

Company Name

Year
Founded

Revenue

Fulltime
Employees

Active
Clients

Client
Retention
Rate

Pricing

Major Clients

Other Core
Services

Knowledge

Accessibility

Contracts

Experience

Value

Overall Score

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Change in Rank

Leaders

1

Spadea Lignana LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tom Spadea
215-525-1165
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2001

$3 million - $5 million

94

317

95%

M

Forum on Franchising , PBBA , Mid Atlantic

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%
Increased +5

+5

 

2

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Ann Arbor, MI

Lou Chronowski
734-214-7660
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1926

Above $10 million

100+

1000+

95%

H

Key Safety Systems

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

98

 

100

99.4%
Increased +7

+7

 

3

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Charleston, SC

Jason Williams
502-589-5400
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1992

Above $10 million

50+

500+

89%

M

Ford Motor Company, Joy Mining Technologies, Greater Cincinnati Waterworks

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

99

 

100

98.8%
Increased +5

+5

 
Strong Performers

4

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Los Angeles, CA

Susan Grueneberg
213-929-2543
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1995

$1 million - $3 million

89

198

93%

L

Confidential.

 

96

 

99

 

98

 

100

 

97

98%
Decreased -3

-3

 

5

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Wilmington, DE

Gary R. Duvall
612-340-2600
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1912

Above $10 million

250+

1000+

94%

H

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, CHS Inc.

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

97

97.4%
Decreased -2

-2

 

6

Akerman LLP

Boca Raton, FL

Warren Lewis
202-824-1744
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2003

Above $10 million

100+

1000+

92%

H

Available Upon Request

 

95

 

98

 

96

 

97

 

96

96.4%
Increased +1

+1

 
Contenders

7

Cheng Cohen LLC

Chicago, IL

Fredric A. Cohen
312-243-1701
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1995

$5 million - $10 million

10+

50+

94%

M

Confidential

 

97

 

96

 

96

 

92

 

96

95.4%
Decreased -3

-3

 

8

Banes & Thornburg LLP

Atlanta, GA

Matthew B. Gruenberg
404-846-1693
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1986

Above $10 million

200+

165+

90%

L

Confidential

 

96

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

95%
Decreased -3

-3

 

9

Shelton & Power, LLC

Charlotte, NC

Lynne Shelton
866-993-7262
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2009

$250,000 - $1 million

5+

30+

90%

M

Confidential

 

92

 

95

 

94

 

94

 

96

94.2%
Decreased -7

-7

 

10

Drumm Law, LLC

Arvada, Colorado

Michael Drumm
303-968-1900
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2010

$3 million - $5 million

10+

100+

89%

M

My Salon Suite, Seniors Blue Book, Blaze Pizza, Franmaster, Assisting Hands

 

93

 

94

 

95

 

94

 

93

93.8%

NC

 
Evaluation Criteria: Best Franchise Attorneys
Knowledge

We evaluate and rank attorneys and legal services which specialize in assisting large-scale businesses and franchises as their primary target audience. For franchises it is particularly important to have a legal professional involved which understands the laws and regulations which franchises face when dealing with businesses across the United States in addition to understanding the legal implications of running a franchise.

Accessibility

When hiring a legal professional or a legal service it is crucial to know that your representative is going to be available to you as often as possible. It is important for the legal services to ensure they are entirely accessible to their franchises in order to address their concerns as quickly as possible. The amount of time which franchises have to wait for both communication and to get an issue resolved is compared between vendors.

Contracts

Our analysis also delves into the legal service’s overall grasp of the best practices and capability of creating concise and detailed contracts covering a wide variety of activities associated with franchised businesses. It is important for the legal services and attorneys to understand what franchises are looking to accomplish with their contracts in order to create contracts which best protect their interests.

Experience

The overall experience the firm and individuals associated with the firm have with assisting franchises is an important aspect of our analysis to ensure the firms featured within our listings are well-equipped to assist franchises. Those looking for legal services look for the legal services that have years of experience in assisting franchised businesses in a number of different industries to feel more comfortable with their legal services.

Value

We measure the value of franchise attorneys by determining the legal services which each firm is able to provide to franchises in addition to the overall quality of the services in terms of how they assist franchisors and franchisees. It is important for franchises to get the most out of the legal services they use by selecting attorneys which can handle a wide variety of legal issues associated with their businesses.

 
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