Kirk Howell

Kirk Howell

Practice

Kirk Howell’s practice is focused on representing businesses in technology, intellectual property, and general commercial matters as well as representing franchisees in franchise agreement reviews. Kirk Howell has played the roles of business person and business lawyer for almost two decades. Kirk was a management and technology consultant for a decade before becoming an attorney. Kirk worked with clients from start-ups to the Fortune 500 on strategy, process, technology, and change management projects. Kirk enjoyed all that business and consulting had to offer, so he doubled-down by going to law school to become a business attorney. After law school, Kirk practiced law in the Business and Finance department of Greenberg Traurig. He represented borrowers and lenders in financing matters and licensors and licensees in technology and intellectual property matters, among other general transactional matters. He left Greenberg Traurig in 2011 to become Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of an e-commerce company. In this role, Kirk oversaw all legal matters from contracts and compliance to litigation and employment matters.

 

Email: kirk@franchiselawyers.com

 

Education

J.D., cum laude, The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, 2007

Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal

Center Scholar, Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology

Willard H. Pedrick Scholar

 

B.S., Psychology with Honors, magna cum laude, The University of Arizona, 1995

B.A., Spanish with Honors, magna cum laude, The University of Arizona, 1995

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Beta Kappa

 

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