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I focus my practice on corporate and transactional work, primarily for companies and individuals involved in franchise and distribution matters (franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, and distributors).  I have 30+ years’ experience in corporate and transactional work, including over 20 years in which I have mostly worked with people in the franchise and distribution area.   

I got my start as a franchise lawyer when I went to work as an in-house attorney for Pizza Hut, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchisors. On my first day of work, Pizza Hut’s general counsel advised me to read Pizza Hut’s form franchise agreement, since that was one of Pizza Hut’s most-significant contracts.  A few years later, I was assigned as the principal drafter of a new franchise agreement that was negotiated between Pizza Hut and its franchisee association.  Since then, I have been involved in a wide variety of issues concerning franchise businesses and restaurants.  


About Brian Cole

Bar and Court Admissions

California (2001)

    (also Central and Southern
    Districts of California)

Colorado (1981; inactive)

    (also District of Colorado)

Hawaii (2010)


University of Texas
School of Law

J.D. (with Honors) 1981

Rice University

B.A. 1978


Brian H. Cole