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Oregon Office:

Douglas D. Smith

22021 SW Sherwood Boulevard 

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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Called to Serve a Mission in Romania

June 4, 2014

We are happy to let you know that Rhonda and Doug Smith have been asked to serve an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Romania and Moldova. They just received this call and the church has asked them to leave quickly – on June 30, 2014. However, given the recent excitement and ongoing developments in that part of the world, we understand the need for help there as soon as possible. Doug and Rhonda have been asked to learn the Romanian language and are beginning that process now. It helps that Doug has a working knowledge of French, but he is discovering that Romanian is indeed a different language.

Doug is not retiring and will return to the full and active practice of law upon his return in December 2015. In the meantime we are quickly making arrangements to have all of your files, projects, and legal work handled by:

 Bradley D. Smith

Attorney specializing in franchising, related business organization and intellectual property issues, and sports law.
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.

 You can reach Brad at our FranchiseSmith Utah Office:

5508 West Kensington Circle, Highland, Utah 84003

Direct Phone: (801) 615-1520

 Brad has specialized in franchise law since 2005. He focuses his practice on the representation of franchise systems and businesses as quasi in-house counsel. He helps businesses with franchise disclosure, registration and relationships; business opportunity and distribution systems; business formation and organization; business acquisition; intellectual property issues (trademark, copyright, confidentiality and trade secret, etc.); contract negotiations; and mediation. Brad also counsels sports leagues, team owners, and players in sports and athlete related legal issues. He has a working knowledge of Romanian and some understanding of French.

  Ryan D. Smith, Of Counsel

Attorney specializing in franchise and business law
Birthplace:  Provo, Utah
Education:  Brigham Young University,
Bachelor's Degree in International Studies, minor in French Area Studies, 1999;
University of Oregon School of Law,
Juris Doctorate, 2003

You can reach Ryan at his office in Oregon:

PO Box 1112, Sherwood, Oregon 97140 

Direct Phone: (503) 332-4556

 Ryan has specialized in franchise law since 2003. He focuses his practice on the representation of franchisors, franchisees and prospective franchise purchasers. He drafts franchise agreements and disclosure materials, reviews franchise documents for franchisees, and represents franchisors and franchise buyers in purchase negotiations and contractual disputes.

 Ryan also provides a range of business services, including services related to: formation of corporations and limited liability companies, business sales and purchases and mergers, trademark registrations, commercial contracts, commercial lease review, and international transactions. He has a working knowledge of French.

 Jeffrey D. Teichert, Of Counsel

Attorney specializing in litigation, business law, and franchising
Birthplace:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Education:  Utah State University,
Bachelor's Degree in Finance and

Economics, 2002;
Lewis & Clark Law School,
Juris Doctorate, 2008

 You can reach Jeff through our FranchiseSmith Utah Office:

5508 West Kensington Circle, Highland, Utah 84003

Direct Phone: (801) 808-8271

 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.

 Matthew Newbold, Of Counsel

Attorney specializing 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.

 You can reach Matt at his Office in California:

548 N. Westwind Drive, El Cajon, California 92020

Direct Phone: (808) 647-4223

 Matt currently is 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.


You can feel comfortable and confident that your legal needs and franchise development efforts will be in capable and dedicated hands while Rhonda and Doug are away. You will be able to contact Doug at his usual email address now and while they are gone. 

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