About Douglas Smith
Douglas D. SmithFranchise Smith, LLCAttorney handling matters in franchising and multi-unit operationsBirthplace: Idaho Falls, IdahoEducation: Brigham Young University,- Bachelor's degree in political science, 1976;- J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University,- Juris Doctorate, 1978Licensed in Oregon and UtahDoug Smith has specialized in franchise law since 1981 with an emphasis on structure and drafting of franchise agreements and disclosure materials; selection and registration of trademarks; compliance with state and federal franchise and business opportunity laws including the preparation of relevant disclosure and registration materials; and franchise related litigation. He has a working knowledge of French and Romanian.He has also served as an expert witness in franchise law litigation and attorney malpractice actions and has extensive experience in franchise purchase negotiations representing both franchisors and franchisees. He is well versed in related antitrust, securities, real estate, employment, general corporate and business matters.Our franchise attorneys represent experienced large regional and nation-wide franchisors, start-up franchisors, individual franchisees, and those planning to purchase a franchise. Each franchise attorney can also provide advice on alternatives to franchising.In addition, we provide various business legal services, including those related to business entity formations, trademark registrations, business sales and purchases, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and various types of licenses and contracts. We give personal service to each of our clients. Communication and service will always be directly with the attorney you know and trust, who has knowledge and experience in franchise law and related business issues. We will never have you transact with a receptionist, secretary, or legal assistant unless you agree. We provide flat fees and flexible payment options.