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Ryan Douglas Smith

Ryan Douglas Smith

Top-Rated Franchise Attorney for Portland, Seattle, Houston, Denver & Phoeni
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property
  • Oregon, Texas, Washington
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Peak Franchise Law focuses on franchise law and areas of law that complement the franchise legal practice, including business entity formations; trademark law; business sales and acquisitions; intellectual property rights; and a variety of commercial contracts.

With respect to franchise law, the firm creates and reviews Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), prepares and files state franchise registrations, advises on franchise relationship matters, negotiates franchise-related contracts, helps U.S. companies expand internationally through franchising and licensing, helps international companies franchise in the United States, and provides other franchise legal services.

With respect to business sales and acquisitions, the firm represents buyers and sellers in asset sales and stock sales in a wide range of business industries. Its representation of clients in this area is not limited to franchise companies.

Attorney Ryan Smith represents clients across the country, including but not limited to the following states and cities: Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Houston, Texas.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Franchise Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Free Consultation
    Contact us for a free initial consultation to determine if Peak Law Group is the right firm to handle your legal matter.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We are pleased to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Attorney Ryan Smith of Peak Franchise Law provides rates that are lower than most traditional law firms. He also offers flat fees for many legal projects.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Oregon State Bar Business Law Section
University of Oregon School of Law
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Brigham Young University
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Professional Associations
Boy Scouts of America
Venturing Crew Leader
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Boy Scouts of America
Varsity Team Leader
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Geneva, Switzerland mission
Activities: Full-time mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Geneva, Switzerland mission
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Articles & Publications
Co-Author of Business Aspects of Franchising
Oregon State Bar Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Co-Author of Franchise Agreement Form
Oregon State Bar Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Co-Author of Government Regulation of Franchises
Oregon State Bar Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Speaking Engagements
Franchise Disclosure Requirements, Annual Washington Retail Seminar, Seattle, Washington
Annual Washington Retail
Attorney Ryan Smith presented on state and federal franchise disclosure requirements, including the contents of the Franchise Disclosure Document, disclosure waiting periods, and related matters.
Peak Legal Checkup for Businesses, Portland, Oregon
Umpqua Bank
Peak Law organized this presentation in association with Umpqua Bank as a primer on legal issues affecting small businesses.
Websites & Blogs
Peak Franchise Law
Peak Law Group
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Contact & Map
Peak Franchise Law
1050 SW 6th Ave.
Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Toll-Free: (800) 880-5122
Telephone: (503) 332-4556