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Lee A. Wright

Shareholder
Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Wright is a member of the International and Corporate sections and affiliated with the Tax section. His practice focuses on franchising, licensing, manufacturing, and distribution, including disclosure and compliance. He also assists with foreign business transactions, foreign leases on property purchases, foreign independent contracts or employment relationships, he deals with foreign governments, locates and manages foreign legal counsel, and handles overseas litigation.

Mr. Wright is a specialist in domestic and international legal data privacy issues, having been certified as a CIPP/US privacy professional. He is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for International law and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer Rising Star for franchising.

Experience

  • Certified as a CIPP/US .privacy professional.
  • Spent nearly four years working in-house for Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, dealing with domestic and foreign franchising and handling general corporate matters.
  • Spent nearly two years in South Africa supervising legal matters related to employment, property, litigation and included supervising outside counsel in 20 different African countries.
  • Drafted founding documents for branches of corporations taking initial steps to begin operations in foreign countries.
  • Works with foreign governments to register non-profit and non-government organizations and accords de siege.
  • Advises and manages the maintenance of legal entities in countries around the world.

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Education

University of Utah, J.D.,1999

University of Utah, B.A., English

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1999
Other Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2000

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: International (2009 -2016)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Franchise/Dealership (2016, 2015)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Rising Star in Franchise/Dealership (2008 - 2014)
  • Best Lawyers: Franchise Law (2013 - 2016) and Franchise Law (2016)

Affiliations

Utah State Bar, International Section, admitted 1999

Federal Bar Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

ABA Forum on Franchising

DSA Member