University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 2004
Awards & Honors
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Franchise, 2011-2017
“Legal Eagle,” Franchise Times, 2007-2011, 2013-2017
“Leaders in Their Field,” Chambers Global, 2013-2016
“Minnesota Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, 2007, 2009-2016
The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, 2013-2016
“Up and Coming Attorney,” Minnesota Lawyer, 2009
With over a decade of experience, Liz Dillon counsels growing and experienced franchisors to expand and maintain their franchise systems. She assists start-up franchisors to develop and position their franchise systems for growth both domestically and internationally.
Liz typically manages the franchise registration process for more than 45 well-known brands every year and has worked with over 20 start-up franchisors. She has helped franchisors expand into Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in preparing and registering disclosure documents, as well as franchise, development, and supply agreements.
Clients value her ability to provide real-life solutions to challenging problems. They depend on her responsive and pragmatic, yet creative, advice. Tenacity is a strength that has helped Liz gain the recognition of being named a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times, honored as a “Minnesota Rising Star” by peers, selected as an “Up & Coming Top Franchise Law Attorney” by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, and acknowledged as an “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer. In addition, she has earned the Certified Franchise Executive designation from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
IFA’s Women’s Franchise Committee, past member
American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising
Hennepin County Bar Association, Diversity Committee
Minnesota State Bar Association
Wisconsin Bar Association
Women in Franchising Network, Twin Cities, former cochair