Salt Lake City UTAH

ABOUT Lewis M. Francis

Overview

Licensed in both Utah and California, Lewis Francis has over 25 years of experience litigating, arbitrating and mediating disputes involving franchise agreements, arbitration clauses, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and land use decisions in various state and federal jurisdictions across the United States. He also regularly pursues and opposes both preliminary injunctions and permanent relief.

Mr. Francis is also well-versed in obtaining the necessary immigration visas for specialized temporary employees, such as those qualifying for H-1B, TN, O or L visas, as well as securing U.S. permanent residency (“green card”) for immigrant workers. He regularly represents companies in the banking, financial services, information technology and software development industries in their applications to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and Border Control.

Career

•Shareholder
•Member, Jones Waldo Board of Directors
•Senior Vice-President of Jones Waldo
•Leader, Franchise Law Practice Group
•Leader, Immigration Law Practice Group
•Clerkship, Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 1994-1995

REPRESENTATIVE CASEWORK:

•Jones Waldo Litigation Team Wins $30 Million Verdict
•Michigan Court Orders Out-of-state Arbitration
•Permanent Injunction in Rib City Franchising, LLC v. Bowen
•Preliminary Injunction in Real Property Management v. Averitte
•Temporary Restraining Order in Apex Energy Solutions v. Apex Energy Group, LLC

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Areas of LAW

  • Business
  • Immigration
  • Litigation

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