Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

1800 U.S. Bank Tower
425 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3957
Fax: 513-381-0205

Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP Is a full service law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton, Ohio and in Northern Kentucky. The firm's Franchise Practice Group offers a broad range of legal services on franchise matters. The firm has represented franchisees, associations of franchisees, and franchisors. The firm's attorneys have counseled, negotiated, and litigated as to many significant franchise rights issues.

Our attorneys represent franchisees in evaluating franchises, negotiating franchise agreements, raising capital, and other start-up issues. Services include ongoing advice concerning contractual and business issues with the franchisor.

Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP has represented franchisees from throughout the nation in litigation to protect their franchise rights. The firm has litigated to enforce exclusive territories, rights to franchisor support, restrictions on termination, and other express or implied contractual rights. Our attorneys have litigated to enforce franchise and business opportunity laws and antitrust laws.

Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP assists franchisors in the preparation of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars, franchise agreements, area development agreements and related contacts. Our attorneys have represented frachisors in litigation and other dispute resolution procedures. Clients we have served range from emerging franchisors to nationwide franchisors.

G. Jack Donson, Jr. - For over thirty years, Mr. Donson has focused his practice in franchise and antitrust litigation. He is a member of the Forum on Franchising and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.

Margaret A. Lawson - Mrs. Lawson has represented franchisors in establishing franchise programs. She also represents franchisees on business matters, including franchise acquisitions, trademark and electronic commerce. She is a memeber of the Forum on Franchising and the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

William J. Seitz III - Mr. Seitz has broad experience representing both franchisors and franchisees in business and litigation matters. He is a frequent speaker on franchise and antitrust matters.

Daniel R. Warncke - Mr. Warncke is an experienced trial attorney. His experience includes representing clients in antitrust and franchise cases.