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Cheryl Mullin, JD, LLM

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Phone: 972.852.1703
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Email: cheryl.mullin@mullinlawpc.com

Cheryl Mullin is the founding partner of Mullin Law, PC. Her practice focuses on assisting commercial clients achieve their growth objectives through franchising, joint ventures, acquisition, and private investment. She also provides intellectual property protection services to small and mid-size enterprises, business transition planning services for closely-held businesses, and commercial litigation support on business issues.

Cheryl earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1995, and her LL.M (Taxation) from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2013. She is recognized for her work in franchising by International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers (since 2013), Texas Super Lawyers (since 2012), and Best Lawyers in America (since 2007). Cheryl also has been recognized since 2007 by “D” Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Dallas, and by Franchise Times magazine since 2004 as a “Legal Eagle.” Cheryl lectures frequently on corporate and franchise-related topics, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas

Corporate and Tax
Franchise
Commercial Litigation
Trademarks & Copyrights

Select Presentations and Publications

“Franchisee v. Agent: The Relationship Between Franchisors and Area Representatives” Franchise Law Journal (Winter 2017).

“The Wheels on the Bus: Is there Protection for a Franchise Operating System?” Franchise Law Journal (Spring 2016)

“Franchising Law: Do you Know what you are Doing?,” presented on The Knowledge Group as a Live Webcast (June 21, 2016)

“Joint Employer Liability: Best Practices to Mitigate Risks,” presented on The Knowledge Group as a Live Webcast (January 12, 2016)

“Tips on What to Do If You Are Planning to Franchise Your Business,” presented on Money for Lunch National Business Talk Radio (November 2012)

“New Kids on the Block: Awarding Franchises to Immigrant Franchisees,” The Franchise Lawyer

(Fall 2012)

“Coming to America, U.S. Immigration Laws and the Challenges Facing Immigrant Franchisees,” International Franchise Association’s Franchising World (October 2012)

“Understanding the State Franchise Registration Framework” presented at the 45th Annual IFA Legal Symposium (May 21, 2012)

“How to Buy and Sell a Business,” presented at the Lockheed Martin and Chase presents, Entrepreneur Expo, Ft. Worth, Texas (February 2008)

“Dealing with Troubled Franchisees,” IFA Franchise Business Network, Panel Discussion, Dallas, Texas (August 2007)

“Negotiating Franchise Agreements” (with John L. Rogers, Partner, Davis & Company, LLP (Toronto, Canada)), International Franchise Association’s 46th Annual International Franchise Convention (February 2006)

“Franchise Agreement Drafting,” presented at the International Franchise Association’s 38th Annual Legal Symposium (May 2005)

“Legal Considerations When Purchasing a Franchise,” at the New Market Business Centre Franchise Expo (October 2003)

“Franchise Success,” at the E-Women Network Convention (August 2003)

“Marketers Beware – A Look at the New Telemarketing Rules” at the February 2003 meeting of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (February 2003)

“Franchise Sales Legal Compliance” International Franchise Association’s Franchise Development Conference (October 2002)

“Brave New World: A Look at Franchising Under the New FTC Rule,” Dallas Bar Association, Franchising and Distribution Section (October 2002)

“Restricting Franchisee Purchases: Necessary Control or Illegal Tie?” New Jersey Lawyer (February 2000)

“Starting a Franchise System” ABA Forum on Franchising (October 1999)

“What Hath Technology Wrought: Franchise Laws in an Age of Electronic Communication,” Franchise Law Journal (Fall 1999)

 Awards and Recognition

Premier 100 Trial Attorney, as recognized by the National Academy of Jurisprudence
Texas Super Lawyers, 2012-2016, Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business
Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016, Best Lawyers in America
International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, 2013-2016, Who’s Who Legal
Dallas’ Best Lawyer (Franchise & Distribution), D Magazine
Legal Eagle 2004-2017, Franchise Times Magazine
Hot Shots Under 40, Franchise Times Magazine

Memberships and Committees
International Franchise Association
American Bar Association
ABA Forum on Franchising
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association

Bar Admissions and Licenses

District of Columbia
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Printable Version

Cheryl Mullin Bio.pdf