Brian N. McMahon's principal areas of expertise are franchise, distribution and licensing law; real estate law; and general corporate and business law. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. (listed on the AMEX) the world's largest publicly owned franchisee of Wendy's Restaurants. He sat on the Company's audit committee and chaired the compensation, corporate governance and nominating committees.
Brian has a broad-based practice in franchising and distribution law, business and licensing law, and commercial real estate leasing and development. Specifically, Brian concentrates his practice in organizing and structuring franchise and other distribution programs; organizing and representing franchisee associations; negotiating and preparing franchise, sub-franchise, licensing and distribution agreements; representing franchisors and sub-franchisors in compliance with franchise laws; evaluating and negotiating supply and distribution arrangements; structuring international franchise and distribution arrangements; resolving franchise disputes; and handling various other related business and real estate matters. His practice also involves counseling on other sales and distribution methods, such as licensing, direct selling, sales representatives, dealerships and business opportunities.
In the franchise law category, Brian has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Brian has also been recognized by Franchise Times for being selected as a "Legal Eagle" by his peers as one of the best lawyers in the franchise industry. The Best Lawyers in America® and the "Legal Eagles" designation by Franchise Times® are produced by a survey of lawyers in the United States who are asked to name the lawyers whom they hold in the highest regard.
· Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2014
· Franchise Times®, "Legal Eagle"
· Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"
· AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional and Community Affiliations
· International Franchise Association's Counsel of Franchise Suppliers
· American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
· National Association of Accountants for Cooperatives
· Perrysburg Rotary Club
· Perrysburg YMCA, past Board Member
Transportation and Distribution
Restaurant and Hospitality