Richard Landon is a business litigator and appellate specialist concentrating in the areas of franchise and distribution, antitrust, and intellectual property. Clients value Richard’s diverse range of litigation experience and his eagerness to take on complex legal issues regardless of their area of law. He also represents clients in a wide variety of shareholder, unfair competition, and insurance policy coverage disputes.
Before becoming a lawyer, Richard obtained his master’s degree at the University of Iowa, where he studied and wrote about the impact of copyright and trademark law on cultural production. His interest in intellectual property eventually led him to law school, where he served as a research assistant for Herbert Hovenkamp in the areas of antitrust and patent law.
Richard’s interest in intellectual property has led to substantial experience in patent litigation, as well as work representing clients in copyright, trademark, and trade secret lawsuits.
In the area of franchise and distribution, Richard regularly provides assistance to franchisor clients in contract disputes with current and former franchisees. Richard also represents manufacturers and distributors in a wide variety of commercial disputes including dealer terminations, antitrust, and other unfair competition claims.
Richard also devotes part of his practice to appellate litigation at both the state and federal level, drawing from his experience as a judicial clerk with Michael J. Melloy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
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 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.