A member of Husch Blackwell’s Food & Agribusiness team, Don is recognized as a leading franchise and distribution attorney in the industry. He represents large and start-up franchisors and manufacturers in product and services industries. He has assisted clients in structuring, implementing and maintaining franchise systems and distribution relationships. Don has practiced exclusively in franchising and distribution matters since 1979 and served as vice president and general counsel for two international franchisors for 10 years before returning to private practice. Today, Don assists clients in all areas of franchise and distribution law including the preparation of franchise disclosure documents, franchise and dealer contracts, regulatory compliance, operations compliance, terminations and renewals of franchise and dealer contracts, determining the application of federal and state franchise and business opportunity laws, litigation and mediation, and in providing practical solutions to business issues.
Don’s work on behalf of industry clients has included:
Don also is a frequent speaker at franchise seminars across the country, and a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association (IFA).