Sandy Wall is a transactional franchise attorney with over 30 years of experience and extensive in-house experience.
Sandy rejoins DLA Piper after serving as Managing Counsel of the Franchise Practice Group of McDonald’s Corporation, where she led the team responsible for franchise law compliance matters. Under her leadership, the group was responsible for issuing franchise documents to all franchisees in the US.
She also oversaw the transfers of all McDonald’s restaurants, including sales between franchisees and the purchase and sale of company-owned restaurants. In addition, she was responsible for the preparation, maintenance and filing of McDonald’s franchise disclosure document (FDD).
Sandy also has significant international experience. Her team handled franchise documentation in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, as well as certain countries in Latin America. She was an integral part of the team responsible for creating the current form of Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement being used internationally by McDonald’s. She has conducted extensive franchise training for lawyers in China.
Sandy also spent over three years as an associate general counsel of Sears, Roebuck & Co., overseeing commercial contracts, vendor agreements, license agreements with third-party contractors as well as putting together several startup franchise programs.
- American Bar Association: Forum Committee on Franchising; Former Member of Publications and Corporate Counsel Committees
- North American Securities Administrators Association Advisory Committee
- Illinois Franchise Advisory Board
- J.D., Northwestern University
- B.A., University of Illinois
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