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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:

November 26, 2018 - 12 pm

Sales and Income Tax Considerations for Franchise Systems

Presented by Christina Heddescheimer of Haynes & Boone, LLP

Belo Mansion
December 18, 2018- 12 pm

Innovative Wellness & Franchising – A Franchisor’s Guide to FDA, FTC, and State Regulatory and Advertising Challenges

Presented by Suzie Trigg of Haynes & Boone, LLP

Belo Mansion

Section News:

The 2016 Amended and Restated Bylaws are attached below.

Section Officers:

Name: Elizabeth Griffin
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Clark Hill Strasburger
Firm Address: 901 Main Street, Suite 6000
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214.651.2037

Name: Christina Heddesheimer
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP
Firm Address: 2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214.651.5329

Name: Justin Cho
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: SettlePou
Firm Address: 3333 Lee Parkway, Eighth Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214.520.3300

Name: Uanna Alves
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Firm Address: 1900 North Pearl St, Ste 1500
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214.978.3000

Name: Megan O'Laughlin
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
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: Karen McCloud
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Karen D. McCloud, P.C.
Firm Address: 3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.651.6700

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

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Megan O'Laughlin at  

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