Partner Lynne Hanson recently spoke with Jessica Folker at Law Week Colorado about her work with franchisors, her Best Lawyers’ Lawyers of the Year honor and her favorite thing about her practice.

The article, Best Lawyers’ ‘Lawyers of the Year’ Share Secrets of Success, was published in the September 21 edition of Law Week Colorado. An excerpt from the article is below.


The Lawyer of the Year distinction from Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys with the highest overall feedback from peers in each practice area. Attorneys in specialties from franchise and regulatory law to construction and natural resources share their tips on building a strong reputation and client relationships in the Denver market.

Lynne Hanson of Moye White was named “Lawyer of the Year” for franchise law, her first time receiving the distinction. While many think of fast food when they think of franchises, she said, the world of franchising can include everything from dental and chiropractor clinics to tutoring services. “You can franchise almost any kind of business,” she said.

Hanson advises franchisors, most of them based in the Rocky Mountain region, on franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements and protecting and registering their trademarks. She also serves as outside general counsel for many of her clients.

When it comes to building a practice and a profile, Hanson said she focuses on sharing what she knows by writing for legal publications and blogs and through her involvement in the local franchise community. She’s president of the Denver chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network, a group sponsored by the International Franchise Association, and she mentors younger attorneys through the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.

“One of the things I just enjoy the most about practicing in this area and the people who I’ve met throughout the years – not just clients, but other folks, too – is the willingness of the franchise community to share their knowledge,” Hanson said.

Read the full article at Law Week Colorado.


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