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“Franchise Legal Player Awards | Q&A with Andy Beilfuss”

1851 Franchise Magazine By Andrew P. Beilfuss

Below is an excerpt:

1851: What makes a great franchise attorney?

Beilfuss: The short answer is a real understanding of the business. There are several great legal minds in the franchise world. Great legal skill should be a given with some of the more established firms and decorated practitioners. The thing, at least in my mind, that really separates great attorneys from others, however, is the attorney's ability to understand how legal decisions affect the client's business. I can recall numerous times when I was on the business side of things when the legal team would fail to understand what we were trying to accomplish. I think it is always looking at legal as a piece of the business puzzle that separates the great attorneys from the rest.

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