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Date posted: 14-Aug-2023

Doug Smith is a franchise attorney. He represents franchisors nationwide and internationally, including large national franchise systems and start-up franchise companies. He also represents franchisees, franchise purchasers, and franchise associations nationwide and international.

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Call Doug today to learn more about our hourly rates and our flat ITEX fee packages! (503) 840-0000.

Douglas D. Smith has specialized in franchise law since 1981 with an emphasis on structure and drafting of franchise agreements and disclosure materials; selection of trademarks; compliance with state and federal and international franchise and business opportunity laws,preparation of disclosure and registration materials; and franchise related litigation. He has also served as an expert witness in franchise litigation and attorney malpractice actions and has extensive experience in franchise purchase negotiations representing both franchisors and franchisees. He also has represented several public companies and served on their boards of directors.

He focuses his practice on the representation of franchise systems and businesses and counsels them on franchise law and related intellectual property and business organization/transactional issues. He also counsels business owners on trademark, copyright, trade secret, and general business matters. He prosecutes trademark and service mark registrations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and internationally, forms domestic and international business entities, and represents franchisors and franchisees in purchase negotiations and mediation. He also counsels sports leagues and team owners in sports and athlete related legal issues.

  • Entrepreneur Magazine Top Franchise Law Firm Ranking - 2019 (#6) 2020 (#7) 2021 (#10)
  • Corporate INTL - 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 & 2022 Boutique Franchise Law Firm of the Year in Oregon
  • Global Law Experts  Franchise Law Firm of the Year in Oregon 2016 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022 & Boutique Franchise Law Firm of the Year in Utah - 2021 2022
  • Corporate LiveWire/LTG Publication - Franchise Lawyer of the Year – USA 2019

FranchiseSmith, LLC. 

PO Box 1034, Sherwood, Oregon 97140-1034 (503) 840-0000.

12494 N Montauk Lane, Highland, Utah 84003-3939 (503) 840-0000

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