Stephen E. Story

Kaufman & Canoles PC

Stephen E. Story is the Chairman of the firm’s Franchise practice area and Co-Chair of the Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Team. His practice includes a unique emphasis on franchising, intellectual property, technology, sales, distribution, marketing issues, and antitrust law.

He represents several local, regional, and national franchisors and also multiple-unit operator franchisees and single unit franchisees.


  • University of Texas; B.A., 1978
  • University of Texas School of Law; J.D., with honors, 1981


  • American Bar Association; Forum on Franchising and Antitrust Law Section
  • International Franchise Association (Legal/Legislative Committee)
  • Virginia State Bar; Past Chairman, Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulation Section, Board of Governors, 1995-2003
  • First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Virginia; Trustee, 2003-2009; 2014-

Representative Matters:

  • Represent franchisors as general counsel in drafting franchise disclosure documents, franchise and related agreements, franchise registration issues, and on trademark matters
  • Represented two franchisees in cases seeking refund of all initial franchise fees based upon franchisor’s failure to locate a suitable site in accordance with franchise agreement terms
  • Represent franchisees (area developers and single unit) in evaluating franchise offerings and related work (setting up a legal entity, negotiation of leases) for start-up franchisees


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Kaufman & Canoles PC is located at 126 Atlantic St, Norfolk, VA 23514, USA. You can reach out to Kaufman & Canoles PC using their phone line (757) 624.3000. You can also check their website
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