Haynes and Boone’s Deb Coldwell Authors Chapter in Preeminent Franchise Litigation Handbook


DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Deb Coldwell is a featured author in the American Bar Association's first-ever Franchise Litigation Handbook.

Ms. Coldwell authored the first chapter of this practical guide that should appeal to both seasoned franchise executives and new franchise lawyers. Ms. Coldwell discusses initial pleadings, including factors to consider before filing a lawsuit, the potential business impact and costs of litigation, and typical claims asserted by franchisors and franchisees.

Overall, the Franchise Litigation Handbook reviews the essence of a franchise dispute and makes the most difficult franchise litigation seem less complex. The book serves as a useful starting place for identifying recurring issues in franchise litigation and provides insights into key issues likely to arise in franchisor-franchisee disputes.

Ms. Coldwell has more than 20 years of experience as a business litigator focusing on franchise, distribution and contract disputes. She has successfully tried jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations on behalf of franchisors and distributors and has sought and received preliminary and permanent injunctive relief for franchisors. She employs a practical approach to litigation and assists clients to find a workable strategy in each case she handles.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2011).

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