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Nick is Vice-Chair of the Franchise & Hospitality Industry Team. He assists franchisors with franchise disclosure documents and other FTC Amended Franchise Rule compliance issues. Nick has considerable state franchise and business opportunity law experience, including initial state registrations, amendments, and annual registration updates and renewals, as well as state advertising filing requirements and compliance. He also creates and negotiates supplier and vendor agreements for franchise systems.


Other Info About Nick

Work History

Prior Work Experience

Summer Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Louisville, KY (May-August, 2007)

Summer Associate, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Lexington, KY (May-August, 2006)

Assistant to former University of Kentucky College of Law Professor Lori A. Ringhand on her research into United States Supreme Court nomination hearings


Legal Work Highlights

Divestiture of 59 skilled nursing facilities operated by a publicly traded health care services company (prepared operations transfer agreements, closing documents, etc.).

Serve as outside counsel to publicly traded health care services company on the sale of a long-term care hospital (drafting asset purchase agreement, closing documents, etc.).

Assisted with sale and acquisition of whole banks and bank branches (drafted purchase agreements, closing documents, conducted due diligence and closing).

Assisted with bank regulatory filings related to changes in bank control and changes in bank management for multiple financial institutions.

Assisted with revisions to articles of incorporation and bylaws of bank and bank holding company related to succession planning for a financial institution.

Conducted research into relevant franchise laws (both on behalf of franchisees and national franchisors) related to termination and non-renewal of franchises, consent to transfer of franchises and similar issues.

Assisted with drafting of license agreements and IT services agreements, including acquisitions of IT systems and licensing of health care related software (includes the licensing of an ERP system for a national restaurant supply chain co-op; the licensing and purchase of a POS system and software for a national quick service restaurant franchisor; representation of a hospital system in the acquisition of electronic medical records processing software; representation of a licensor and developer of health care information processing software in the licensing of health care software to several health care plans.

Reviewed and assisted with the negotiation of numerous supply and distribution agreements for a supply chain co-op in the food services industry.


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Centre College, B.A., 2005, magna cum laude

Bar Membership

Nick is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2008


Local & National Recognition

Order of the Coif

Graduated in Top Ten of College of Law, University of Kentucky 2008 Class

CALI Award (Highest Grade in Class) for my sections of: Civil Procedure I, Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law I, Conflict of Laws, Employment Law

Selected to join staff of the Kentucky Law Journal

Best Oral Argument, Best Appellate Brief, Best Overall Advocate, 2005-2006

Clay Legal Writing Club at UK College of Law

Charles Campbell Prize for Economics (outstanding senior economics major)

Samuel Robertson Cheek, Jr. Memorial Prize (outstanding senior government major)

Phi Beta Kappa

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political science honor society)

Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics honor society)