Chicago Greensfelder Attorneys Beata Krakus and Susan Meyer Named to Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2018

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., is pleased to announce that Beata Krakus and Susan Meyer, attorneys in the firm’s Chicago office, have been named to the Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2018, which identifies the world’s leading franchising attorneys.

“We congratulate Beata and Susan on their continued successes that have earned them Who’s Who Legal: Franchise recognition for 2018,” said Greensfelder Chief Executive Officer Timothy R. Thornton. “Our attorneys and their accomplishments continue to earn praise from our clients, helping to maintain Greensfelder’s national and world leadership position in franchising law.”

Ms. Krakus is an Officer at Greensfelder. She works with clients across the United States and internationally. She has prepared franchise programs for concepts including real estate brokerages, hotels, restaurants, and fitness and personal health systems, among others. Ms. Krakus’ practice also encompasses other distribution models, assisting clients in managing their distribution networks.

Ms. Meyer serves as Of Counsel, advising businesses in the areas of intellectual property, franchising, and distribution, drawing on her experience as a former business owner. She represents companies in the United States and internationally in every stage of development. She frequently advises companies on matters related to commerce between the United States and Norway.

Published by London-based Law Business Research Limited and now in its 16th edition, the Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2018 seeks to identify the top lawyers in franchise law with experience assisting clients in the establishment, maintenance and growth of their franchise businesses. Only lawyers who receive the highest number of recommendations from peers and clients as determined through independent research are listed in the publication. The Who’s Who Legal guides serve as reference sources for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of lawyers recommended by another party.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville, Ill. Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of practice include business services; communications and media; construction; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; employment and labor; energy; franchising and distribution; health care; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; securities and financial services; and trusts and estates. Find out more at

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