Rob Lauer


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

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1997


Rob Lauer is a franchise attorney who devotes 100% 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 2012-2015 and Chambers Global 2011-2015, published by Chambers & 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.

Chambers Global

Chamber Global 2015

Chambers Global Celebrates Haynes and Boone In Seven International Practice Categories

In one of its best showings ever in annual research by the highly respected Chambers Global legal directory, the 2015 edition lists seven practices and 12 lawyers from Haynes and Boone, LLP are recommended as leading providers of legal services in the international marketplace.

Published by Chambers & Partners in March 2015


Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers in America®, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year, 56 of the firm's practices were listed in the guide.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2014

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • 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 
  • Presenter, Online Presentation, Ten Minute Mentor video tutorial entitled "What Every Texas Attorney Should Know About Franchise Law,” Texas Bar CLE/Texas Young Lawyers Association 
  • Former Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair and Council Member, Franchise & Distribution Section, Dallas Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Franchising (Nationwide), Up and Coming, Chambers & Partners, 2012-2015
  • Chambers Global, Global Franchising, Chambers & Partners; Band 3, 2011; Band 4, 2012; Band 3, 2013-2015
  • International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers, Law Business Research, 2010-2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Franchise Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2008-2015
  • 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 

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