Akerman announced Thursday a three-lawyer team joined the firm’s franchise and licensing practice in Denver.
Kevin Hein, Trish MacAskill and Leilani Argersinger provide strategic guidance to franchisors, licensors, subfranchisors and dealers regarding legal and strategic business needs impacting their distribution models.
The team has experience in restaurant and retail development, franchise sales compliance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance with state and federal laws, corporate counseling, and dispute resolution. The three attorneys join Akerman from Alexius Solutions.
“Kevin, Trish and Leilani are strategic advisors with a keen understanding of clients’ pressing legal and day-to-day needs,” said Jonathan Awner, corporate practice group chair co-chair at Akerman. “The team enhances our franchise service offering, bringing substantial tactical experience that’s particularly beneficial for clients as they navigate the evolving financial landscape impacting their franchise operations.”
“I am pleased to welcome Kevin, Trish and Leilani, who expand our capabilities and expertise with significant industry knowledge and breadth of experience to our franchise team,” said Warren Lewis, Akerman’s franchise and licensing practice co-chair.
Hein received a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. In his new role with Akerman, Hein will co-chair the firm’s franchise and licensing practice.
MacAskill received a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix, Colorado campus.
Argersinger received a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.
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