Ted Habermann is of counsel in Waller’s Nashville office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Ted has worked with franchisors ranging from start-up systems to national franchise companies for more than 20 years, counseling them on all aspects of franchising.
Ted’s wide variety of experience includes working with franchise regulatory and relationship matters, including:
Structuring franchise programs
Drafting franchise agreements and disclosure documents
Counseling on federal and state regulatory issues, franchise transfers, terminations, renewals, mergers and acquisitions
Franchisee compliance issues
System policy and practice development
Assisting in the negotiation and resolution of disputes
Responding to state and federal administrative inquiries and investigations
Counseling on the establishment of franchise advisory councils and cooperatives
Thorough, prompt and responsive, Ted is committed to being available to clients who need assistance with the wide variety of regulatory and operations issues faced by franchisors, including conflicts with franchisees.
In addition, Ted’s experience includes:
Media purchase agreements
Sales representative and marketing arrangements
Supply chain matters
Sweepstakes and promotions
Trademark and domain name disputes
Venue facility agreements.
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1983
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
Member, Nashville, Tenn., Indiana and American Bar Associations
Member, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
Member, Forum Committee on Franchising of the American Bar Association
Professional Activities and Experience
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Shoney's, Inc. (n/k/a Sholand LLC), 2002-2013
Shoney's Franchise Advisory Council member
General Counsel and Secretary, Servpro Industries, Inc., 2000-2002
Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Shoney's Inc. and Captain D's, 1998-2000
Vice President and Secretary, Commissary Operations, Inc. and SHN Properties, LLC
President, Shoney's Investments, Inc.