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The Hall of Famers

Kudos to four who made list 10 years in a row

Michael Drumm:

"Michael Drumm excels at what he does. Michael and his team are efficient, forward thinkers, and on top of their game. They provide great advice when situations occur and respond almost instantly. I could not think of someone better to work with.”

—Tony Lamb, founder and CEO of Kona Ice

"Mike is not your typical attorney, and we love that. Not only is Mike effective, but he’s fun and light-hearted. He takes the dread out of dealing with legal issues. He is our Legal Eagle.”

—Shanna Schulze, general counsel at Massage Heights

Justin Klein:

"I have known Justin for 11 years. In all matters in which we have been involved I have nothing but respect for his work. I truly appreciate his professionalism.”

—Michael Einbinder, founding partner at Einbinder & Dunn

Nancy Lanard:

"Nancy Lanard and her attorneys are beyond description. I am a first-time franchisee and she and her firm quite simply took me by the hand and took care of me and protected me. I’ve recommended her to every person I can think of. She’s fast, efficient, reliable and trustworthy. Most of all she cares about me.”

—Bill Polk, Dogtopia franchise owner

"Rapid, honest, constructive and she gives personal attention to every request. Nancy really understands my unique needs and tailors her response directly to me in easy to understand and execute language.”

—Andy Snelgrove, consultant at The Franchise Consulting Co.

Stéphane Teasdale:

"Stéphane is an outstanding lawyer; his understanding of the interplay between contentious and transactional matters is outstanding, especially concerning Quebec.”

—Frank Robinson, Partner at Cassels Brock

"Stéphane is the main ‘go-to’ attorney in Canada for all matters related to Quebec and a regular speaker and committee member for ABA, IFA and other international franchise law groups.”

—Robert Lauer, partner at Haynes Boone


These four outstanding franchise lawyers have been Legal Eagles for 10 years straight.

Tim Bryant, Preti Flaherty

H. Michael Drumm, Drumm Law LLC

Justin M. Klein, Marks & Klein LLP

Nancy Lanard, Lanard and Associates, P.C.

Stéphane Teasdale, Dentons Canada LLP

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