Contact Us

Oregon Office:

Douglas D, Smith

PO Box 1034 

Sherwood, Oregon 97140-1034

Phone: (503) 840-0000

 

Utah Offices:

Bradley D. Smith

FranchiseSmith Utah, LLC

5508 West Kensington Circle

Highland, Utah 84003

Phone: (801) 615-1564

 

Douglas D. Smith

Franchise Smith, LLC

201 Red Pine Drive #4

Alpine, Utah 84004-5618

Phone: (503) 840-0000

 

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Attorney Profiles

Name:  Douglas D. Smith
Franchise Smith, LLC

Occupation:  Attorney handling matters in franchising and multi-unit operations
Birthplace:  Idaho Falls, Idaho
Education:  Brigham Young University,
- Bachelor's degree in political science, 1976;
- J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University,
- Juris Doctorate, 1978

Licensed in Oregon and Utah

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Doug Smith has specialized in franchise law since 1981 with an emphasis on structure and drafting of franchise agreements and disclosure materials; selection and registration of trademarks; compliance with state and federal franchise and business opportunity laws including the preparation of relevant disclosure and registration materials; and franchise related litigation. He has a working knowledge of French and Romanian.
 
He has also served as an expert witness in franchise law litigation and attorney malpractice actions and has extensive experience in franchise purchase negotiations representing both franchisors and franchisees. He is well versed in related antitrust, securities, real estate, employment, general corporate and business matters.

Name:  Bradley D. Smith
FranchiseSmith Utah, LLC

Occupation:  Attorney handling matters in franchising, related business organization and intellectual property issues.
Birthplace:  Provo, Utah
Education:  Brigham Young University, Bachelor's Degree in International Law and Diplomacy, European Studies minor, 2000;
Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2004; Dispute Resolution Certificate from Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, 2004.

 

Licensed in Oregon and Utah.

Brad Smith has specialized in franchise law since 2005. He focuses his practice on the representation of franchise systems and businesses and counsels them on franchise law and related intellectual property and business organization/transactional issues. He also counsels business owners on trademark, copyright, trade secret, and general business matters. He prosecutes trademark and service mark registrations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and internationally under the Madrid Protocol, forms business entities, and represents franchisors and franchisees in purchase negotiations and mediation. He has a working knowledge of Romanian and some understanding of French.
 
Brad also counsels sports leagues, team owners, and players in sports and athlete related legal issues.

Of Counsel

Name: Jeffrey D. Teichert

Occupation: Attorney handling matters in litigation, business law, and franchising

Birthplace:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Education:  Utah State University,
Bachelor's Degree in Finance & Economics, 2002;
Lewis & Clark Law School,
Juris Doctorate, 2008

Licensed in Utah

Jeff currently practices law from his office in Ogden, Utah. He attended Utah State University where he served on the President's Leadership Council, a four-year leadership scholarship focusing on fundraising and student recruiting. He attended Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon where he was selected to join the staff of Environmental Law, a leading law review in the environmental field. Jeff later served as co-managing editor of the review. During his studies at Lewis & Clark, Jeff clerked for FranchiseSmith, where he provided litigation support as well as aided in the formation and registration of franchise systems. From 2009 to 2013, Jeff was a litigation associate at Robert J. DeBry & Associates in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. He has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Of Counsel at Newbold Law Firm

Name: Matt Newbold

Occupation: Attorney handling matters in civil litigation, franchise law, estate planning, and business law.
Birthplace:  San Diego, California.
Education:  Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, 2008; Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2012.

Licensed in California and Utah

Matt currently operates Newbold Law Firm in San Diego, California. In 2013 and 2014, Matt was of counsel to Rostam Law in Los Angeles, California. He was an attorney and paralegal with Allegis Law in Sandy, Utah in 2012 and 2013 and a legal extern with Pestotnik + Gold in San Diego in 2011. He was a law clerk for Franchise Foundry in Orem, Utah in 2010 and 2011 where he worked with in-house legal counsel on a number of franchise projects; reviewed, edited, and drafted franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and various other business contracts, and assisted with trademark registrations and franchisee payment schedules.