Susan Meyer concentrates her practice in franchise, intellectual property, and corporate law. As a former business owner and manager, Susan provides practical, value-driven legal counsel. She helps established companies as well as start-ups focus on and manage their growth.
I offer legal counsel and business advice in the following areas:
A significant aspect of my practice involves assisting franchisors in meeting their compliance requirements. I also serve as outside general counsel to franchisors and franchisees as well as other clients across a broad range of industries. In this role, I lead teams of attorneys in handling general corporate, franchise, and intellectual property issues.
I have extensive experience with intellectual property prosecutions, licensing, and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on trademark law. In addition to litigating trademark matters, I represent clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
My recent international work involves advising companies on business, cultural, and legal matters related to commerce between Norway and the U.S. As the current president of the Chicago Chapter of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), I connect companies from both nations with potential customers, consultants, trade groups, and government officials.
I recently attended President Obama’s SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., as a member of the Norwegian Delegation. The Summit’s focus was on international trade opportunities.
Norway’s rise as a major U.S. trading partner represents enormous business opportunities for companies that understand how to navigate associated cultural and legal differences. I’m focused on developing strategies to enable clients to realize those opportunities both here and abroad.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
Stony Brook University, B.A.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska