Ten Baker McKenzie lawyers have been named to the 2022 Franchise Times Legal Eagles list, with Partner Michael (Mike) Santa Maria earning Hall of Fame recognition.

The Legal Eagles distinction is reserved for top franchise lawyers who "live and breathe franchising and truly understand the nuances of the unique business model." To determine its list of Legal Eagles, Franchise Times considers nominations and recommendations from clients, peers and other legal professionals.

Franchise Times also honors lawyers who have appeared on the Legal Eagles list for 10 years with a Hall of Fame designation. Mike Santa Maria is one of just 10 lawyers named to this year's Hall of Fame.

The 2022 Baker McKenzie Franchise Times Legal Eagles are:

Mohammad (Mo) Alturk (Partner, Dallas)
Christina Conlin (Partner, Chicago)
Kevin Maher (Partner, Dallas)
Michael Santa Maria (Partner, Dallas)
Richard White (Partner, Dallas)
Will Woods (Partner, Dallas)
Abhishek Dubé (Counsel, Dallas)
Ximena Couret (Associate, Dallas)
Brent Stewart (Associate, Dallas)
Ann Hurwitz (Partner, Retired)

Mo Alturk, Christina Conlin, Richard White, Ximena Couret and Brent Stewart are members of the "2022 New Class," signifying their first appearance on the Legal Eagles list.

Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group advises clients on critical cross-border legal issues impacting global business strategy. With attorneys located across the United States, Canada and Mexico, our cross-disciplinary, multicultural and multilingual team helps clients to optimize global business opportunities and address strategic, operational and compliance challenges. As trusted advisors on franchising and distribution/brand expansion, international trade compliance, foreign investments, data privacy, aviation, and business transformations, we provide practical and comprehensive legal solutions tailored to clients' unique risk profile and strategic objectives.

Read more about this recognition here.
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