Rob Lauer

Practices

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

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1997

Profile

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 and Chambers Global 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.

Honors

Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm

Chambers Global 2014

After a year in which Haynes and Boone, LLP widened its global reach with offices in China and Brazil, Chambers Global 2014 broadened its recognition of the firm by singling out 13 lawyers and five practices for praise in its highly regarded directory of recommended legal services.

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, 2012-2014
  • Chambers, Global Franchising, Band 3, 2011; Band 4, 2012; Band 3, 2013; Band 3, 2014
  • International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers, Law Business Research, 2010-2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Franchise Law, 2008-2015
  • Co-Receipt, Purveyor of the Year Award, Outback Steakhouse International, LP, 2007
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2005, 2008-2012 

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