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Cheryl Mullin

Shareholder, Founding Member
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Cheryl Mullin is the founding partner of Mullin, PC. Her practice focuses on assisting commercial clients to 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 ranked by Chambers and Partners for her work in franchise law (since 2020), 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.

Cheryl is based in our Bucks County, Pennsylvania office, and splits her time with the Dallas, Texas office.



  • “Franchising Law: Do you Know What You Are Doing?” The Knowledge Group (June 21, 2016)
  • “Joint Employer Liability: Best Practices to Mitigate Risks,” The Knowledge Group (January 12, 2016)
  • “Tips on What to Do If You Are Planning to Franchise Your Business,” Money for Lunch National Business Talk Radio (November 2012)
  • “Understanding the State Franchise Registration Framework,” International Franchise Association’s 45th Annual Legal Symposium (May 21, 2012)
  • “How to Buy and Sell a Business,” Lockheed Martin and Chase presents Entrepreneur Expo, Fort Worth, Texas (February 2008)
  • “Dealing with Troubled Franchisees,” International Franchise Association’s 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,” International Franchise Association’s 38th Annual Legal Symposium (May 2005)
  • “Legal Considerations When Purchasing a Franchise,” New Market Business Centre Franchise Expo (October 2003)
  • “Franchise Success,” E-Women Network Convention (August 2003)
  • “Marketers Beware – A Look at the New Telemarketing Rules,” Meeting of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (February 2003)
  • “Franchise Sales Legal Compliance,” International Franchise Association’s Franchise Development Conference (October 2002)
  • “Starting a Franchise System,” American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising (October 1999)

Awards and Recognition:

  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners in the area of franchise (since 2020)
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney, as recognized by the National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • Texas Super Lawyers, since 2012, Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business
  • International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, since 2013, Who’s Who Legal
  • Dallas’ Best Lawyer (Franchise & Distribution), D Magazine
  • Legal Eagle 2004-2018, 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, Franchise and Distribution Law Section
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas

Bar Admissions and Licenses:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • 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

What Makes Us Different?

  • Collaborative Environment

    Our entire team has unique skills and specialties, which helps the entire staff get to know you and anticipate your needs.

  • Comprehensive Service

    Running a business often leads to a variety of legal needs and challenges, and our team is willing and ready to assist you from start to finish.

  • Big Firm Experience. Boutique Firm Rates.

    We offer the substantive knowledge and skill of a large law firm without charging you the big firm prices.

  • Personalized Attention

    We provide customized strategies for each and every client, and offer the experience to implement them.

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