Diana Vilmenay counsels clients on domestic and international franchise matters. She works with startup and established franchisors to expand their franchise systems in the U.S. and in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Diana supports clients in the preparation of their FTC, state-specific, and international franchise disclosure documents. She also assists them with domestic and foreign franchise registrations. She is regularly involved in reviewing and negotiating international franchise agreements.
Diana frequently shares her knowledge of franchising laws, regulations and practices by preparing presentations, or by writing and editing papers, articles and books on U.S. and international franchising issues. She is an editor for the “Franchising In” international series, published by the LexNoir Foundation, which recently published books on franchising in Africa and Asia. She also coordinated the review of and preparation of country chapters for the second edition of International Franchise Sales Laws, published by the ABA Forum on Franchising.
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.