Jan Gilbert has worked with both start-up and developed franchisors and franchisees for more than 25 years and counsels them on all aspects of domestic and international franchising.
Jan has a wide variety of experience working with franchising activities and franchise relationship matters, including: structuring franchise programs, counseling on federal and state regulatory issues (e.g., transfers, terminations, renewals), mergers and acquisitions, franchisee compliance issues, drafting franchise- and distribution-related agreements (e.g., master franchise, franchise, development and area representative agreements, sales and service contracts, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, and distribution agreements), negotiating domestic and international agreements and disputes, obtaining exemptions and interpretive opinions from regulatory agencies, responding to state and federal administrative inquires and investigations, and establishing franchise advisory councils and cooperatives.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.