March 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Deb Coldwell, a partner in the Business Litigation Section and Franchise and Distribution Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP, is a featured author in the second edition of the American Bar Association’s Franchise and Dealership Termination Handbook. She also served as an author of the first edition which published in January 2004.
The handbook provides practical guidance for lawyers as they counsel their clients and navigate the difficult issues that often arise when a franchise or dealership ends. Termination is often the last thing that parties consider when they first enter into a franchise or dealership relationship, but it is a critical event for all parties involved and can give rise to significant duties and liabilities. A thorough understanding of the contractual relationship between the parties and the common law and statutory landscape of franchise and dealership termination is critical to protecting the rights and interests of all involved.
Nationally-ranked by Chambers USA in the franchise law category, Coldwell has more than 20 years of experience as a business litigator focusing on franchise, distribution and contract disputes. She has successfully tried jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations on behalf of franchisors and distributors and has sought and received preliminary and permanent injunctive release for franchisors. She employs a practical approach to litigation and assists clients to find a workable strategy in each case she handles.
For more information on the handbook and to purchase a copy, click here.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2011) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2012).