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Franchise Law & Distribution Section

The Franchise & Distribution Law Section provides programs and information for the general practitioner and beginning practitioner to facilitate a greater understanding of the basics of franchise law, providing speakers and information which give insight into the practice of franchise law for the seasoned practitioner. Franchise practitioners can meet and socialize together for the benefits of a mutual exchange of experience and ideas. Please visit our website.

Meeting Schedule:

June 14, 2016 - 12 PM at the Belo

Arbitration and Mediation issued in Franchising


June 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Happy Hour at the DEC

The DEC 

311 N Market St #200, Dallas, TX 75202

August 24 - 12 PM

Belo Mansion

Presenter: George Hegamin, NFL Players, Inc. and former Dallas Cowboy

October 18 - 12 PM Belo Mansion Topic: Franchise Nuisances and Early Challenges

Section News:

The 2016 Amended and Restated Bylaws are attached below.

Section Officers:

Name: Farheen Ibrahim
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Mullin Law, P.C.
Firm Address: 2425 North Central Expressway, Suite 200
Firm City, State, Zip: Richardson, Texas 75080
Business Phone: 972.931.0022

Name: Mary Nix
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Holland & Knight LLP
Firm Address: 200 Crescent Court, Suite 1600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.964.9500

Name: Megan O'Laughlin
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP
Firm Address: 750 N Saint Paul St Ste 1110
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.953.1111

Name: Hirsham Masri
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Mullin Law
Firm Address: 2425 N. Central Expy, Ste. 200
Firm City, State, Zip: Richardson, TX 75080
Business Phone: 972.852.1714

Name: Tate Hemingson
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Strasburger & Price, LLP
Firm Address: 901 Main Street, Ste. 4400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214.651.4300

Name: Shonn Brown
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Firm Address: 2100 Ross Ave Ste 2700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.981.3800

Resource Links

Twitter: @DBAFranchiseLaw


Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Franchise Law & Distribution Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $25.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Kelly Davis at  

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