Haynes and Boone Franchise Attorneys Listed Among Top In The World

June 08, 2006

Michael Patterson
Haynes and Boone, LLP
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DALLAS – Haynes and Boone LLP announced Thursday that four of the firm’s franchise attorneys were listed among the top world-wide franchise lawyers in the prestigious 2006 International Who’s Who of International Franchise Lawyers.  

The International Who’s Who of International Franchise Lawyers named only 175 franchise lawyers across the globe for the 2006 edition.  Four of Haynes and Boone’s 15 franchise attorneys were among those named.

Joyce Mazero – practice leader for Haynes and Boone’s Franchise and Distribution Group – was spotlighted in particular by the publication as one of the 22 most respected franchise lawyers in the world.

Ms. Mazero, who recently became the first attorney to ever win the International Franchise Association’s Bonny LeVine award, also serves as Chair of the Women’s Franchise & Distribution Forum, leading the development of the WFDF “Bootcamp for Growth.” The Bootcamp helps female entrepreneurs and franchisees to obtain the skills needed to expand their operations through franchising.  She also sits on the board of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and serves as the WFF’s Chair of Executive Development.  As Executive Development Chair, Mazero works extensively on the WFF’s Corporate Board Link program which promotes and places women on the boards of private and public companies. She has also served on many boards and committees within the IFA, including a term on the IFA Board of Directors.  She has chaired both the Advisory Council of the IFA Supplier Forum and the IFA Women's Franchise Committee Leadership Conferences 2000-2003.

In addition to Ms. Mazero, the publication honored Haynes and Boone attorneys Gayle Cannon, Deborah Coldwell and Carl Zwisler.

The Haynes and Boone Franchise & Distribution Group attorneys are experienced and internationally recognized authorities in franchise and distribution law. Clients include US and international companies of all sizes and in diverse industries, from retail to hospitality to manufacturing.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Moscow and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services. 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 by Vault.com as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For," by Corporate Board Member Magazine as one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America,” and has received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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