Keith Kanouse

Legal Author

Keith J. Kanouse is a franchise attorney, practicing over 34 years, and is a partner in the law firm of Kanouse & Walker, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Kanouse’s practice focuses on corporate, securities and real estate law with a primary focus on franchise, business opportunity and distribution law. Mr. Kanouse represents start-up franchisors and business opportunity sellers as well as franchisees. Mr. Kanouse received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from Bradley University, magna cum laude and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, also magna cum laude. Mr. Kanouse was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers and was also founding Chair of the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards Committee. He was a founding member and a Past Chair of the Franchise Law Committee of The Florida Bar. He was a member of the Council of Franchise Supplier of the International Franchise Association. Mr. Kanouse is the author of 3 books: (1) Understanding a Franchise Offering Circular and Negotiating a Franchise Agreement; (2) Negotiating a Business Lease; and (3) Selecting the Best Entity to Own and Operate Your Business. He is also a co-author of 2 other books: (4) Franchise Law and Practice; and (5) Franchising 101.

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