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Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith

CREATING AND PRESERVING HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISE AND BUSINESS RELATIONS
  • Business Law, Trademarks
  • Oregon, Utah
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Summary

Douglas D. Smith
Franchise Smith, LLC
Attorney handling matters in franchising and multi-unit operations
Birthplace: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Education: Brigham Young University,
- Bachelor's degree in political science, 1976;
- J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University,
- Juris Doctorate, 1978
Licensed in Oregon and Utah

Doug 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.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Trademarks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We 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: CREATING AND PRESERVING HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISE AND BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Each franchise lawyer in the FranchiseSmith franchise and business law group represents franchise and business clients from across the nation and international.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Utah
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Romanian: Spoken, Written
Education
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1979) | Political Science (undergraduate) Law (J.D.)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 791250
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Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Advising Oregon Business
Oregon State Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Presentation Speaker, Franchise Law Symposium, Washington D.C.
International Franchise Association
Presentation Speaker, Forum on Franchising
American Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
FranchiseSmith LLC
201 Red Pine Drive #4
ALPINE, UT 84004-5618
USA
Telephone: (503) 840-0000
Cell: (503) 840-0000
Utah Office
201 Red Pine Drive #4
ALPINE, UT 84004-5618
USA
Telephone: (503) 840-0000
Cell: (503) 840-0000
Oregon Satellite Office
22021 SW Sherwood Boulevard
Sherwood, OR 97140
USA
Telephone: (503) 840-0000