Speaker

Ryan Palmer Principal - Gray Plant Mooty

Ryan Palmer serves domestic and international clients across the restaurant, hospitality, retail, and service sectors. He counsels brand and concept owners in the development of franchise and distribution systems and helps businesses resolve disputes with franchisees and licensees. Ryan’s multi-unit retail experience includes representing clients in refranchising and franchise finance transactions and in the sale and acquisition of franchised brands. Ryan advises clients on a wide range of franchise finance transactions and represents banks and lenders in franchise transactions.

Ryan helps clients build and protect their brand strength through the strategic use of copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He has reviewed and cleared hundreds of federal trademarks and assists clients in policing and defending their intellectual property assets. Clients rely on Ryan as an outsourced general counsel to provide day-to-day advice on all aspects of business law, including sales, acquisitions, contract review and drafting, and corporate and shareholder matters. .

Ryan is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he teaches negotiations.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Franchise 2.0: Tools for Taking Your Franchise Model to the Next Level

Room: 1B02

Presented by: Ryan Palmer, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty and Diana Vilmenay, Special Counsel Attorney, Gray Plant Mooty

Understand why establishing a foundation is so important as well as about the planning tools, executive group talent and revenue enhancement programs necessary to reach that goal. Learn how the use of franchisee advisory councils and associations, and the role of an operations manual can make for effective communication in the franchise system. This seminar will also address how to achieve respect, compliance and growth by servicing your customers (franchisees).
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