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Lindsay E. Morgan

Lindsay E. Morgan’s practice incorporates domestic and international franchise and distribution matters, including acquisitions of franchise systems.

Domestically, Lindsay advises clients on issues in a wide range of industries ranging from startup to termination. She negotiates and drafts franchise and distribution agreements, drafts franchise disclosure documents, analyzes statutes for exemptions, and negotiates with state examiners on behalf of her clients. Lindsay also has experience with acquisitions of franchise systems, including assessment of the overall strength of target franchise system, analysis of franchisee issues, and review and analysis of issues related to franchise agreement provisions and franchise disclosure documents of the target system.

Internationally, Lindsay has deal experience in 26 countries on six continents, including Australia, Canada, China, the GCC Countries, Indonesia, Mexico, and Russia. Working with local counsel, Lindsay manages both the negotiation and drafting of the agreement as well as any required registration of the franchise or intellectual property in the country. She also prepares international disclosure documents. Lindsay’s international experience includes area development agreements, master franchise agreements, and distribution agreements.



  • Extern, Hon. Ronald A. Guzman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2004


  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2020
  • Recipient, My Hero Award, Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, 2015
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Information Committee, 2018-Present
  • Micah Legal Aid Clinic, 2008-2011
  • Woodlawn Legal Aid Clinic, 2012-2015
  • Horizons for Youth, 2007-2015


  • 法務博士, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006
  • 学士号, with honors, Purdue University, 2001
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 米国 イリノイ州
  • French
  • German