Franchise & Trademark Law Firm


We have over 30 years of combined franchise experience, including 20 years of working “in-house” for major franchisors, and with clients in a variety of industries. We had the privilege to work with an international franchisor who grew from 35 offices to almost 4,000 offices, bringing in over $200 million in franchise fees. We believe these experiences give us a distinct advantage in bringing both a legal and business viewpoint while representing your franchise company. Our goal is to provide quality services at competitive rates that assist, not hinder, your business growth. We invite you to contact us so we can discuss your franchise and trademark law needs and how we can solve them within your budget.

Some of our Clients

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I think (Our Director of Franchise Sales) summed you guys up quite well when he said you understood things from a business perspective rather than a legal one...Good for you guys that you have worked in an environment where you actually learned about business.
Ann C., In-House Counsel
I again commend you and your firm for your excellent work on this FDD again this year and we even met our earlier filing deadline!
Doug Howard, President, Drama Kids
Ellen Bolton
Ellen Bolton
2021-01-25
Verified
Foliage Design Systems has worked with The Law Offices of Carl Khalil & Sada Sheldon on franchise matters for years and appreciate their prompt, professional services and expertise in the franchise world. Whether it is our annual FDD filings, a question about an existing agreement, discussion about a new requirement, or any other area of concern, we know we can count on Carl and Sada for wise counsel and guidance. We look forward to our continued relationship in the years ahead.
J Wadsworth
J Wadsworth
2021-01-06
Verified
We tried several law firms before we found The Law Offices of Carl Khalil and Sada Sheldon. Both Carl and Sada have been responsive to us, our processes and our needs. They have been wonderful to work with, they listen and they have helped us to navigate the complexities of franchising and trademark disputes. We have been extremely pleased with their services and if you try them I am confident you will be too.
Lisa Peranzo
Lisa Peranzo
2020-12-28
Verified
Sada is amazing! She saved me so much time and was super professional! I would highly recommend working with Sada for everything regarding your trademark!
Terry Powell
Terry Powell
2020-12-26
Verified
Cindy Rauch
Cindy Rauch
2020-12-24
Verified
I very much enjoy working with Sada. She is very knowledgeable and always guides me in the best direction. Her office staff are also very polite and friendly. I would recommend her to all my friends and family.
Michael
Michael
2020-12-24
Verified
Excellent representation. Highly recommended.
Sophia Wastler
Sophia Wastler
2020-12-23
Verified
I’ve been working with Sada and her firm for several years now. I’m always impressed with her responsiveness and professionalism. In addition, her rates are responsible and fair.
Michael Barnett
Michael Barnett
2020-12-23
Verified
Sada Sheldon has served as my franchise attorney for the past several years. Not only is she easy and pleasant to work with, she is also very responsive to my calls and emails and, most importantly, has provided the correct legal advice every time. I recommend this law firm without reservation.
Rhyan Finch
Rhyan Finch
2020-12-22
Verified
The Law Offices of Khalil & Sheldon are amazing! They have done everything to help us set up and sell our franchises. They are fast to respond and very supportive in many ways. Very Knowledgeable thank you great guidance. We had very little knowledge of how to start and operate a franchise company and the guided us. They will be will part of your winning team!
Gretchen Hollifield
Gretchen Hollifield
2020-12-21
Verified
I have used Sada and Carl for several years now, and they have been consistently great the entire time. I was new to franchising when we met, and they have been so patient with us never making us feel bad for asking the same question 10 times. I never feel like they are recommending anything we do not need. I trust them 100% on all of our legal needs. It is such a luxury to have such a competent, kind, patient, and fairly priced legal team. If you need franchise attorneys, I would HIGHLY recommend both Sada and Carl.