August 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly welcomes Maral Kilejian as counsel in the firm’s Richardson office, where she will focus her practice in the areas of franchising, trademarks, sweepstakes, promotions and advertising law.
Kilejian provides initial and ongoing counsel and legal support to franchisors in the structuring and operation of domestic franchise programs and international expansion, including in the drafting of franchise-related agreements, franchise compliance issues, franchise and business opportunity registrations and exemptions, non-traditional venues, alternative distribution channels, managing franchisee relationships, crisis management, operations manuals, marketing materials, gift card programs, development and implementation of social media policies and guidelines, and nation-wide and international sweepstakes and contests.
Deb Coldwell, co-chair of the firm’s Franchise Practice Group, says “Maral brings her unique sweepstakes, promotions and gift cards practice to our group and also strengthens our robust international and domestic franchise practices. Maral is a great addition and enhances our capabilities for domestic and international franchise and distribution work.”
Kilejian received her JD/MBA from the University of Houston in 2007 and speaks fluent French and Armenian. She is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, a Topic and Articles Editor for the Franchise Law Journal, and from 2013 to 2015 served on the Forum’s Diversity Caucus’s Steering Committee. She is a former chair (2011), vice-chair (2010), and secretary (2009) of the Dallas Bar Association’s Franchise and Distribution Law Section.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm was named the 2015 Best National Firm for Diversity in North America in the Americas Women in Business Law Awards.
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