Franchise Times “Legal Eagles” annual list is comprised of highly regarded outside counsel who represent the franchise community in the United States and Canada. To be selected, attorneys are nominated by their peers and clients and meet the criteria of the Franchise Times editorial panel. Franchise Times classifies those on this list as top legal talent who have the experience, dedication and heart to go above and beyond for their clients.
Susan Grueneberg, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices and chair of the firm’s franchise and retail services group, is certified as a Franchise & Distribution Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Grueneberg’s focus is advising clients on franchise and distribution law, including regulatory compliance. Her practice emphasizes both domestic and international franchises and licensing, as well as area development arrangements and sub-franchises. She has advised on mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies, franchisor-franchisee relationship issues and exemption-based franchising. In 2013, Grueneberg was inducted into the Franchise Times Hall of Fame, which includes those who have been named a Legal Eagle for 10 consecutive years. View Susan's bio here: http://www.swlaw.com/
Elizabeth Weldon is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Weldon concentrates her practice on business litigation, franchise litigation and intellectual property litigation. She represents franchisors in matters including breach of contract, trademark and trade name infringement, business competition torts and franchise law claims. Additionally, she represents both large and small businesses in intellectual property and other litigation matters, including trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright, patent, breach of contract and tort claims. This is Weldon’s fourth appearance on the Legal Eagle list. View Elizabeth's bio here: http://www.swlaw.com/
About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Orange County and Los Angeles, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.swlaw.com.