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Richard L White

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Richard White has a broad-based business-transactional practice focusing on complex cross-border corporate and commercial contract matters, with a strong emphasis on global brand expansion and international business growth. His experience extends to cross-border joint venture transactions, international franchising, licensing and distribution transactions, international mergers and acquisitions, and international corporate formation and maintenance. Mr. White represents many of the leading hotel, lodging and hospitality franchise companies and has significant experience negotiating complex franchise transactions in the US and in numerous other countries around the world.

Practice Focus

Mr. White routinely advises and counsels clients on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on cross-border business transactions, commercial contracts, structuring international and domestic franchise transactions, and other corporate matters. He has significant experience in representing clients in the restaurant and hospitality industries in their acquisitions, dispositions, franchising, and commercial contract matters on an international basis.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member


  • Texas~United States (2007)


  • University of Tennessee (J.D.) (2007)
  • University of Tennessee (Masters of Accounting) (2002)
  • University of Tennessee (B.S.) (2000)


  • English