DLA Piper, LLP
With 4,200 lawyers located in 30 countries and 76 offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is a global law firm positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. DLA Piper has been hailed as the number one global law firm in the area of franchise law by Who’s Who Legal and is ranked the top practice in the United States by the respected research firm Chambers & Partners. Chambers calls us “the world’s most recognizable force in franchising” and comments that DLA Piper “stands in a class of its own.” Our Franchise and Distribution practice has been a national and international leader in franchise and distribution law since modern franchising began, helping to shape the field from its inception. Our clients come from most of the 75 business sectors that have adopted franchising as a method of distribution and cover a broad spectrum of size and experience, from entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are establishing new programs, to the largest franchisors, manufacturers and distributors. Our clients manage distribution networks that range from dozens to thousands of outlets.