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Brian N. McMahon

Partner
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1340
Fax419.241.6894
bmcmahon@slk-law.com

Assistant

Barb Farkas
Direct419.321.1204
bfarkas@slk-law.com

Brian’s principal areas of expertise are franchise, distribution, and licensing law, real estate law, and general corporate and business law. He concentrates his practice on structuring franchise and distribution programs, organizing and representing franchisee associations, negotiating and preparing franchise, sub-franchise, licensing, and distribution agreements, representing franchisors and sub-franchisors in compliance with franchise laws, evaluating and negotiating supply and distribution arrangements; structuring international franchise and distribution arrangements; resolving franchise disputes; and counseling on other sales and distribution methods such as licensing, direct selling, sales representation, dealerships, and business opportunities.

Representative clients include franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, distributors, dealerships, franchisee associations, franchise system suppliers, equity investment funds, and lending institutions. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. (listed on the AMEX), the world's largest publicly-owned franchisee of Wendy's Restaurants. He sat on the company's audit committee and chaired the compensation, corporate governance, and nominating committees. Earlier in his career, he held in-house positions as general counsel for Checkers Drive-in Restaurants, Inc., and senior positions with Wendy’s International Inc. and Pilkington plc f/k/a Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.

In the franchise law category, Brian has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Brian has also been recognized by Franchise Times® as a “Legal Eagle” by his peers as one of the best lawyers in the franchise industry. The Best Lawyers in America® and the “Legal Eagles” designation by Franchise Times® are produced by a survey of lawyers in the United States who are asked to name the lawyers whom they hold in the highest regard.

 

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2019
  • Franchise Times®, "Legal Eagle"
  • Who's Who Legal:  Franchise, 2014 - 2018
  • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2014, Franchise law
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • International Franchise Association's Counsel of Franchise Suppliers
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Perrysburg Rotary Club, past Member
  • Perrysburg YMCA, past Board Member

News Releases

08.15.2018Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
08.17.2017Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
04.13.2017Brian McMahon and Peter Silverman Selected as Franchise Times "Legal Eagles"
12.29.2016Shumaker Attorneys Named To Who’s Who Legal:  Franchise 2016
09.21.2016Shumaker Attorneys Instrumental in Changing Ohio Representation at National Statuary Hall
08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
04.06.2016Brian McMahon and Peter Silverman Selected as "Legal Eagles" by Franchise Times
11.30.2015Brian McMahon and Peter Silverman Recognized in Who’s Who Legal:  Franchise 2015
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
05.19.2015Brian McMahon Speaks at OSBA Franchise Seminar
04.01.2015Brian McMahon and Peter Silverman Selected as Franchise Times "Legal Eagles"
09.05.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
04.01.2014Brian McMahon and Peter Silverman Selected as Franchise Times Legal Eagles
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
09.12.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
09.27.2011Brian McMahon Speaker at OSBA Franchise Seminar
09.15.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
07.29.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Area Law” Recognition

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Education

  • J.D., Capital University, 1978
  • B.A., Ohio State University, 1974

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1978

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