Press Release

Haynes Boone Franchise Practice Ranks Among Best in Nation in Chambers USA 2022

June 14, 2022

Haynes and Boone, LLP has one of the top-ranked franchising and distribution practices in the nation, according to the Chambers USA 2022 rankings (Chambers and Partners). The firm’s franchising practice once again received a Band 3 ranking (Nationwide) in Chambers USA. 

Chambers USA notes that Haynes Boone is a “respected firm in the market, offering counsel and representation to a broad range of international and domestic clients” with a “strong bench of lawyers providing notable . . . experience in franchising litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Particularly well versed in helping businesses with international expansion and distribution.”

also shared direct feedback from market sources:

  • "Haynes and Boone is an extraordinarily competent firm with excellent communicators and exceptional lawyers."

Two partners were also ranked in the 2022 Chambers USA directory as nationwide Franchising leaders: Deborah Coldwell (Band 1, Nationwide) and Robert Lauer (Band 4, Nationwide).

Chambers offered:


  • Deborah Coldwell is held in exceptionally high regard due to her experience in disputes concerning issues such as breach of contract, fraud and franchise terminations. Her clients include franchisors, distributors, joint ventures and partnerships.


  • Robert Lauer focuses on franchise law, advising on domestic and international matters. He works on transactional issues and is particularly skilled in working with those in the hospitality and restaurant sectors.


Internationally recognized, the firm’s Franchise and Distribution Practice Group helps clients in domestic and international regulatory, expansion, government contract, work out, dispute resolution, arbitration, and litigation matters. The group’s lawyers have experience in-house with franchise companies and outside in the real world working in the industries they serve.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 18 offices, spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.