Fifteen lawyers from Baker McKenzie's Chambers Global Market Leaders, Band 1 ranked Franchising Practice, have been named 2024 "Legal Eagles" by Franchise Times. Awardees include Abhishek Dubé and Bryan White, who were promoted to partner this year.

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." Franchise Times considers nominations and recommendations from clients, peers and other legal professionals in its annual selection process. 

The 2024 Baker McKenzie Franchise Times Legal Eagles are:

Will Woods – Partner, Dallas
Kevin Maher – Partner, Dallas
Michael (Mike) Santa Maria – Partner, Dallas
Mohammad (Mo) Alturk – Partner, Dallas
Richard White – Partner, Dallas
Nancy Sims – Partner, Los Angeles
Abhishek (Abhi) Dubé – Partner, Dallas
Bryan White – Partner, Dallas
Brent Stewart – Associate, Dallas
Jordan Siedell – Associate, Dallas
Kristen Cherry – Associate, Dallas
Luke Christianson – Associate, Dallas
Rocio Deitz – Associate, Dallas
Michael Boardman – Associate, Los Angeles
Hashim Elwazir – Associate, Dallas

Baker McKenzie's Franchise, Distribution & Global Brand Expansion team has decades of experience advising on the structuring and operation of franchise and other brand systems. Our lawyers work with brands expanding to almost every commercialized jurisdiction in the world and are intimately familiar with the franchise and other commonly-applicable laws in each jurisdiction. We also have the knowledge and experience to provide holistic planning, structuring and implementation advice – from tax, trademark and corporate structuring, to local labor and employment, to real estate and contracts, to competition, anti-corruption, disputes and compliance issues.

Read more about the Legal Eagles recognition here.
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