Experience

Favorable Outcome for Franchisor in Breach of Contract Case

Obtained damage award in favor of franchisor in breach of contract action brought against franchisee and guarantors.

Representation of International Franchisor in Catastrophic Injury Case

Represented an international franchisor in a catastrophic injury case litigated to the Nebraska Supreme Court, including presentation of oral argument on behalf of the franchisor before the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Successful Outcomes for Hotel and Real Estate Franchisors in Trademark Infringement Matters

Successfully pursued trademark infringement actions on behalf of international hotel and real estate franchisors.

Representation of Major Consumer Products Company

Represents a major manufacturer of consumer products in relations with its distributors.

Successfully Enforced Franchise Agreement Terms

Successfully enforced terms of franchise agreement for franchisor to dismiss franchisee's claims and require filing according to contract's venue clause. 

Successfully Defended Franchisor's Trademarks and Trade Names

Served as lead counsel in various holdover franchisee disputes, successfully restraining former franchisees from using franchisor's trademarks and trade names. 

Defense of Franchisee Against MMPA Claims

Successfully defended a franchisee oil change service against claims under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal for Hotel Franchisor

Obtained summary judgment and affirmation on appeal for national hotel franchisor accused of negligence for franchisee's alleged conduct. 

Summary Judgment in Breach of Distributorship Agreement

Won summary judgment on behalf of national manufacturer client against a former distributor who sued claiming breach of exclusive distributorship agreement. 

Won Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret Case for National Franchisor

Won a permanent injunction in a trade secret case against a former executive on behalf of a national franchisor.