Faegre Drinker partners Brian Schnell and Heather Perkins and counsel Lucie Guyot have been named to Franchise Times’ “2021 Legal Eagles” list.
The Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” list is made up of star legal professionals in the franchise industry and is built with nominations and recommendations from clients, peers and other legal professionals. With a keen mind for both the law and business, “Legal Eagles” understand the gravitas of every legal battle, transaction and document.
Brian Schnell is a corporate partner in the Minneapolis office, where he leads Faegre Drinker’s franchise and distribution practice. Schnell counsels both emerging and mature franchisors, ranging from companies with thousands of locations worldwide to companies in the initial stages of building franchise systems.
Heather Perkins is a product liability and mass torts partner in the Denver office, where she litigates and advises clients in product liability, trade secret, franchise and distribution, antitrust, and other complex commercial matters. Perkins litigates complex matters from inception through appeal on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in federal, state and arbitration proceedings across the country and abroad.
Lucie Guyot is corporate counsel in the Boulder office, where she helps U.S. franchise companies widen their footprints and expand domestically and internationally. Guyot advises franchisor clients on M&A transactions as well as on day-to-day legal matters and assists other business clients with corporate law issues.