W. Jeffrey Brown – Brown & Kannady, LLC

Practice/Organization Description

I am the owner of a small firm focusing on franchise law, intellectual property, and general corporate law in Denver, Colorado. My clients range in size from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups.

I started the firm in 2002 after having previously worked as a corporate/franchising attorney at a large firm and having worked in-house with 2 large companies. My focus is on franchising and technology related deals. I work with franchisors and franchisees all over the country and have drafted or negotiated over 300 UFOCs/FDDs.

A big selling point for my firm is that each of the 3 attorneys at the firm have more than 10 years’ experience- we have no junior associates. Your legal matters will always be handled by someone with significant experience in your particular area of need. The rates of our partners are often lower than the rates you will find for junior associates at the large firms. We also offer a significant number of services on a flat fee basis, so you know exactly what our services will cost and can budget accordingly.

We offer many innovative programs for franchisors, such as our lease review program. Under this program, we review the lease for each new franchise location on behalf of the franchisor and the franchisee, for one low flat fee, which is paid by the franchisee. We enable both parties to save time and money because there is no need for each side to hire their own attorney to review the lease. Also, we do a complete needs analysis with the franchisor to determine the most important issues in these leases. This allows us to focus on what is truly important and complete lease negotiations much faster.

I have worked for a large firm, worked in-house and now own a small firm. I have seen legal representation from all sides. I really believe that we offer the best of all worlds here. You get big firm expertise with small firm value and personal attention.

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

CO Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School, JD 1995

University of Mississippi, BA with honors (1992)

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

Franchise Business World

Franchise Business Networking

Honors and Awards

Harry S. Truman Scholar

Areas of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Science, Computers, & Tech

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