Gayle E. Cannon Moves to Haynes and Boone, LLP

November 14, 2005

AUSTIN – Gayle E. Cannon, a nationally recognized expert in franchise and distribution law, has joined the Haynes and Boone, LLP Austin office in Of Counsel capacity.

Since her admission to the State Bar of Texas in 1965, Ms. Cannon has focused on domestic and international franchise and distribution law, legal issues involving direct marketing and the Business Opportunity Act, and intellectual property asset management and protection.

Her practice has evolved into general business counsel to franchisors and franchisees, trade and advertising associations and other product and service disseminators.

Ms. Cannon was graduated with both her bachelor of arts and law degrees from Southern Methodist University, and has received numerous honors during her professional career. She has served as chairman of the Texas State Bar Association Committee on Franchise and Distribution Law, chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Section on Franchising and Distribution, and three times has been named one of the 200 “Best Lawyers in Dallas & Fort Worth” by publisher Woodward & White.

Texas Monthly magazine included Ms. Cannon in its 2003 and 2004 list of Texas Super Lawyers, and D Magazine listed her as one of its Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2005.

She joins a growing Haynes and Boone franchising practice group that is widely regarded as one of the influential in the world.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 10 offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Moscow and New York, and provides 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" (, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2004) and has received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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