Max J. Schott, II

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Direct: 612.632.3327

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Jayme D’Heilly
Direct: 612.632.3053

For more than 20 years, Max Schott has practiced primarily in the area of franchise and distribution law, counseling clients ranging from start-ups to nationally recognized franchisors with multiple brands. Max assists clients in structuring their domestic and international franchise programs. He also advises clients on issues of disclosure and registration, relationship matters, supply chain maintenance, advertising, licensing, and acquisitions.

Clients value Max’s practical insight and problem-solving acumen, rooted in both his extensive legal expertise and a deep understanding of the unique business realities facing his clients. Max also frequently writes and speaks on franchise-related topics, both locally and nationally, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Franchise Lawyer. Max was awarded the Certified Franchise Executive™ designation by the International Franchise Association.


  • Working with franchisors to prepare and update franchise disclosure documents, and file and maintain all related state registrations
  • Strategizing and consulting with franchisors to prepare meaningful financial performance representations
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements on behalf of franchisors, including franchise agreements, development agreements, area representative agreements, reservation agreements, test agreements, management agreements, confidentiality and noncompete agreements, licensing agreements, and advertising agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements between franchisors with their manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors
  • Assisting franchisors in the acquisition of additional franchise systems, or the reacquisition of rights from existing franchisees
  • Negotiating and preparing a variety of different international agreements for franchisors, including master franchise agreements, development agreements, franchise and subfranchise agreements, test agreements, and distribution agreements
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