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INBLF Upcoming Events

—   INBLF Eighth Annual Asian-Pacific Summit – Singapore, March 8th – March 11th, 2018 Our INBLF’s Singapore member, Straits Law Practice LLC, looks forward to welcoming members to the Garden…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner San Francisco, California October 19-22, 2017 Hosted by the San Francisco Chapter Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-17,…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

INBLF in the News

  INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017   INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016 INBLF in the New York Times INBLF in IP Law 360 INBLF…

INBLF Member Publications

James M. Mulcahy Mulcahy LLP Irvine, California Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The…

  • Michael R. Daigle

    Cheng Cohen LLC
    311 N. Aberdeen Street
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    Chicago, Illinois 60607, U.S.A.
  • Represent franchisors and licensors in all industries and in all phases of system development, from start-ups to more established programs. Emphasis on US inbound and outbound international transactions.


    Education • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Tulane Law School • Eastern Michigan University • Louisiana State University Bar Admissions • State of Colorado • State of Illinois Memberships • American Bar Association -Forum on Franchising -Section of International Law -Section of Business Law • International Franchise Association Recent Speaking and Publications • Editor, Fall Newsletter (Franchising & Distribution Edition) of the International Commercial Transactions, Franchise & Distribution Committee of the ABA's Section on International Law, Fall 2013 • Guest Editor, Newsletter of the International Commercial Transactions, Franchising and Distribution Committee, Summer 2013 • Presenter, "Franchising Primer", a program for the Business and Industry Forum of the North Shore Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society • Guest Contributor, "Franchising in America - Tips for Representing Franchisors Entering the US Market", May 2013 newsletter of the Distribution Commission of the AIJA • "Developments in International Franchising" for the 2012 Year in Review edition of The International Lawyer • Panelist, "10 Decisions Every Franchisor Needs to Make", 2012 Emerging Franchisor Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL • Moderator, "Getting Ahead of the Curve: Controlling the Risk of Social Media", 2012 IFA Legal Symposium, Washington, DC • "The Rewards and Risk of Outsourcing", Q1 2012 Franchise Law News • Program Chair and Moderator, “Global Overview of Current Development in the Regulation of the Offer and Sale of Franchises” presented at the ABA’s Section of International Law Fall Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 2011 • "Building an Empire on a Borrowed Foundation", Q1 2011 Franchise Law News • Panelist, “Control vs Freedom? Negotiating International Franchise Agreements” presented at the ABA’s Section of International Law Fall Meeting, Paris, France, 2010 • Panelist, "Avoiding and Managing Systemwide Litigation in International Litigation", 2010 Joint Conference on International Franchising (International Bar Association and International Franchise Association), Washington, DC