April 07, 2010 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis - The Faegre & Benson franchise practice has been recognized in the 2010 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business—a distinction that can be claimed by only 11 firms worldwide.
With a team of 25 lawyers in Minneapolis, Denver, Shanghai and London, the practice is handling an increasing volume of international franchise work, including litigation and transactional matters for clients with interests in the Middle East, Europe, Australia, South and Cenral America, and Asia.
Chambers Global specifically highlights the contributions of Brian B. Schnell, a leader of the Faegre & Benson franchise practice. "[Schnell's] approach is always very business-minded, rational and practical. He has strong interpersonal skills and a genuine concern for the success of our business," according to one client interviewed during the research phase. Schnell is one of only 17 franchise attorneys mentioned by name in this edition of Chambers Global.
Other clients praised the capabilities and culture of the practice. "Provides a great service for its size and has the outreach of a global firm," said one client. "The lawyers treat us like we're the only client—everything is clearly structured and communicated from the very beginning," according to another client.
Faegre & Benson helps more than 200 emerging and market-leading franchisors launch, grow, protect and evolve successful systems in a wide range of industries.