Haynes and Boone Attorney Selected by ABA for Governing Post

October 08, 2004

VANCOUVER, BC – The Nominating Committee of the Forum on Franchising announced Deborah S. Coldwell as a Member-at-Large for the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.

The three-year term will begin in August 2005. The forum has been established as the preeminent vehicle for the study and discussion of the legal aspects of franchising.

Coldwell, a Partner in the firm’s Franchise and Distribution practice group, is a trial lawyer specializing in franchise and distribution disputes.  She has successfully represented clients at trial in cases involving trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and breach of contract.  She has negotiated successful outcomes for clients out of the courtroom as well, handling matters involving alleged franchise encroachment, breach of contract, misrepresentation and improperly transferred franchises.  Ms. Coldwell was listed in the 2004 International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, recognized by her peers as one of the best lawyers in franchise and distribution law in Dallas, Texas in the May 2003 issue of D Magazine and was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in the November 2003 and 2004 issues of Texas Monthly.  Ms. Coldwell is an Associate Editor for the ABA Forum on Franchising Franchise Law Journal.

Haynes and Boone’s attorneys are experienced and internationally recognized authorities in Franchise and Distribution law.  They are perceived by many as some of the best and most influential franchise lawyers in the world.  Combined with the support of Haynes and Boone’s full-service, client-oriented team capabilities, the Firm’s Franchise and Distribution attorneys help clients address the wide range of domestic and international issues that affect their businesses in order to construct meaningful and cost-effective solutions.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member  magazine, 2001-2004) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity (www.haynesboone.com).

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