Attorneys with Real World Experience


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
Sophia Wastler
Sophia Wastler
2020-12-23
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
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
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
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.
Doug Nelson
Doug Nelson
2020-12-18
We've been a client for many years and have been very pleased with Sada and her team. 6 Stars!!
Kristy Young
Kristy Young
2020-12-18
I've been working with Carl for a few years and I cannot say enough good things about him. His knowledge, response time, instincts, and overall service is the best I've ever experienced. There have been a few times where we disagreed on how to proceed with a certain matter, but I deferred to him and his expertise, going against my own leanings. Every single time he was correct and I was so glad I followed his lead. I trust him implicitly and can't recommend him enough.
Patrick F
Patrick F
2020-12-18
We have been using this firm for several years and are very happy with the work. I recommend them to anyone looking for good representation, and specifically related to franchise law.
Bret James
Bret James
2020-12-18
We have a long term relationship with Carl and Sada. We really appreciate their professionalism and their ability to perform.
Cathy Morse
Cathy Morse
2020-12-18
As the founder and owner of an international franchise, I’ve always realized the extreme value in partnering with the right legal team - a team who understands every aspect of franchise law and knows how to communicate these ideals on a level I can understand! After trying 3 other franchise law firms and receiving less than satisfactory results, I hit the jackpot with The Law Offices of Kahlil and Sheldon. Carl Kahlil is extremely responsive, a great communicator, brilliant in his profession, and always looking out for our best interests. He gets everything done in a timely and orderly fashion and keeps me on task. I can always count on a same day response or returned call which is so refreshing! I also want to mention that their fees are reasonable, and I never question the billing. This is important to point out because I have been gouged in the past to the point of losing trust in the profession. I truly found the perfect fit with The Law Offices of Kahlil and Sheldon. I would highly recommend this excellent law firm to any start-up or existing franchisor. Trust me, you won’t need to look any further! Cathy Morse Made in the Shade Blinds & More
Tiffany Dodson
Tiffany Dodson
2020-12-17
I've known Carl Khalil for 17-years as a franchisee, area developer and now as a franchisor. As an emerging franchise, we could not be happier with the guidance and support that we have received from both Carl and Sada Sheldon. Their expertise as well as their level of care has been reassuring. Both lawyers respond quickly and thoroughly for unique situations as well as routine matters like filing the FDD. I highly recommend Khalil Sheldon law firm as a franchise attorney.