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Debra Hill
Partner, Fisher Broyles

Debra has assisted franchisors and franchisees for 25 years.  Debra counsels franchisors in every step of their development, including the decision to franchise, start up management, preparation and registration of franchise documents, trademark registration and maintenance, management of franchise relationships and brand expansion strategies. She assists franchisees with their decision to franchise, lease negotiations, franchise relationships and exit strategies. She often provides general counsel services to her clients through flat fee arrangements.

As a former General Counsel of a national franchise chain, Debra has a business approach to legal matters.  She is committed to helping her clients position their brand through a proactive, results oriented methods with a view to the bottom line.  

Direct line: 904-612-3780

Debra Hill's Recent Articles

  • Is A Fractional Franchise A Good Idea?
    A fractional franchises can be useful to a franchisor in expanding its brand into untapped markets.  The exemption permits franchisors to offer franchises into complementary markets without the rigors of disclosure. Under the fractional fr... Read Full Article
  • Protect Yourself: Negotiate Tenant Friendly Lease Provisions
    Negotiating a lease is a lengthy process.  To say that a lease, drafted by the landlord’s counsel, heavily favors the landlord is a huge understatement.  However, there are important provisions that tenants can negotiate into a lease t... Read Full Article