FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Denver, CO, May 20, 2014 - Moye White LLP announced that two partners, Lynne M. Hanson and Craig J. Knobbe, have joined the Denver law firm. Both attorneys were previously Of Counsel with Ballard Spahr LLP. Paralegal Karin Tupper, who has worked with Hanson and Knobbe for over 20 years, has also joined the firm.

“Lynne and Craig are both extremely accomplished franchise attorneys, and Karin is an experienced paralegal with franchise expertise. Their addition will enhance the firm’s existing Franchise & Distribution practice, making Moye White a premier firm in this arena,” said Founding Partner John Moye. “Our new partners will greatly strengthen the firm’s depth, capability and reputation in the area of franchising and distribution.”

“Craig and I are thrilled to be joining such a distinguished group of attorneys at Moye White,” said Hanson. “We believe that Moye White’s strong reputation and capabilities in the areas of corporate transactions and litigation will greatly enhance our existing practice, and together we will grow the firm’s reputation in franchise and distribution law.”

Lynne Hanson specializes in franchising and distribution regulatory law and has represented franchisors in general business, regulatory and transactional matters for more than 20 years. Hanson has worked with dozens of franchise systems, of all sizes and across many industries, both in the United States and internationally. In her practice, she works closely with franchisors, frequently serving as “outside general counsel” for clients that do not have in-house counsel. Hanson has written extensively for franchise law publications and she serves as a board member and counsel for Cocktails for a Cause, Inc., a non-profit corporation. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School (J.D. 1988) and Carleton College (B.A. 1981).

Craig Knobbe's practice focuses on franchise and distribution, real estate and corporate law. He represents franchisors in matters relating to franchise registration and disclosure laws (including transactions in Mexico and Canada), corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, general business and real estate. Knobbe regularly advises franchisors on franchisee relationship issues, asset purchase agreements and purchase and sale transactions involving franchise companies. He has published articles in various legal publications and taught franchise law principles at the Colorado Bar Association’s Business Law Institute in 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D. 1999) and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona (B.S.B.A. 1996). Knobbe is a member of the Order of St. Ives.


About Moye White LLP

Moye White LLP is a business law firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally, with offices in Colorado and Georgia. The firm provides legal representation across a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, offering strategic, business-oriented counsel to public, private, and governmental clients in complex business and real estate transactions and disputes. As one of the earliest national law firms to achieve B Corp certification, Moye White meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. For more information, please visit moyewhite.com or contact Managing Partner Thomas List at 303-292-2900 or tom.list@moyewhite.com.

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