Rob Lauer

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., St. Mary's University, 1997, cum laude; Who's Who: American Law Students (17th ed.); Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Torts, 1994-1995; Outstanding Staff Writer Award, St. Mary's Law Journal (1995-1996)

B.A., Trinity University, 1994

  • Briefing Attorney, Justice Terrie Livingston, Second Court of Appeals, State of Texas;
  • Intern, The Honorable Edward Prado, United States District Court

Admissions

Texas, 1997

Profile

Rob Lauer is a franchise lawyer who devotes 100 percent of his practice to domestic and international franchise matters. Rob also concurrently serves as the administrative partner for Haynes and Boone’s Austin office, and is extremely active on the ABA’s Forum on Franchising as an editor, writer and speaker at forum events.

Rob focuses on franchise transactional matters, and is recognized in both Chambers USA 2012-2018 and Chambers Global 2011-2017, published by Chambers and Partners, for experience in both domestic and international franchising. Rob helps both large and small/startup franchisors structure domestic and international franchise offerings, comply with domestic and international franchise disclosure and registration requirements, negotiate franchise and related agreements around the world, analyze and help resolve pre-litigation franchise disputes, structure supply chain programs and prepare and negotiate supplier and vendor agreements for franchise systems and perform and defend due diligence reviews involving mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies. Rob has a particular focus on restaurant and hospitality franchising. In fact, before Haynes and Boone, Rob was the in-house franchise and litigation attorney for a large public restaurant franchisor and operator.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Fundamentals of Franchising – Europe," co-author, American Bar Association Book Publishing, 2017.
  • "What Every Texas Attorney Should Know About Franchise Law,” presenter, Ten Minute Mentor video tutorial, Texas Bar CLE/Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Chambers

Chambers Global 2018

Chambers Global Recognizes 10 Haynes and Boone Lawyers in Eight Areas

The 2018 edition of Chambers Global, published by Chambers and Partners, recognized 10 Haynes and Boone lawyers across eight practices as leading providers of legal services in the international marketplace.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research Ltd., 2016
  • Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, Franchising (Nationwide), Up and Coming, 2012-2018
  • Chambers Global, Chambers & Partners, Global Franchising; Band 3, 2011; Band 4, 2012; Band 3, 2013-2017
  • International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers, Law Business Research, 2010-2015
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Franchise Law, 2008-2018
  • Co-Receipt, Purveyor of the Year Award, Outback Steakhouse International, LP, 2007
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008-2012

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 107 Haynes and Boone lawyers across 56 practice areas in its 2018 edition.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • ABA Forum on Franchising International Division Steering Committee (3-year term ending August 2011)
  • Co-Creator, Austin/Central Texas Franchise Business Network, March 2007
  • Co-Creator, Haynes and Boone, LLP Restaurant School Program, Fall 2007
  • Former Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair and Council Member, Franchise & Distribution Section, Dallas Bar Association

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