Reston, Virginia 20190
Bret Lowell is an internationally recognized leader in franchise and distribution law, and has counseled and represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including restaurants and food service, car rental, hotel and motel, health care, financial services, high tech, real estate and retail.
Bret's experience includes extensive analysis as to whether arrangements constitute "franchises;" drafting and negotiating domestic and international franchise, distribution and license agreements; preparation and filing of disclosure documents; counsel and advice regarding the establishment and operation of franchise and distribution systems; counsel and advice regarding termination, transfer and renewal obligations; dispute resolution, including representation before federal and state government agencies; mediation; due diligence reviews and document preparation in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions; and trademark and other intellectual property matters.
|Areas of Practice||1) Corporate, 2) Franchise and Commercial Contracts, 3) Real Estate and 4) Mergers and Acquisitions|
|Law School||J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1978|
|Education||B.A., State University of New York 1975|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||DLA Piper|
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