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Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Teri’s litigation practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, franchising, intellectual property, professional negligence claims, and construction litigation. Her franchise practice includes representing clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Teri has represented franchisors and franchisees in litigation with respect to a host of franchise relationship, intellectual property, and compliance issues. She has achieved a variety of positive results for her clients including the recovery of damages, termination of franchise relationships (and on the flip-side, preservation of franchise relationships), enforcement of non-competition and other post-termination covenants, and the winding down of hold-over franchisees. Teri concentrates her transactional franchise practice on franchise development matters, the establishment of new franchise systems, and franchise law compliance.

Admitted to Practice:

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Creighton University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2002
University of Nebraska-Omaha, B.S., magna cum laude, 1998

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Graduate, Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class 2011
  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Publications Committee
  • Associate Staff Member, Creighton Law Review, 2000-2002
  • American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Competition, first place recipient, 2001
  • International Moot Court Board, 2001-2002
  • Co-authored and spoke with Norman Leon and Doug Luther on "Independent Contractor or Employee? The Current State of the Ever-Changing Law and its Impact on Franchising", American Bar Association 43rd  Annual Forum on Franchising, 2020.
  • Co-authored and spoke with Caroline Fichter on "Privilege Issues in Franchise Systems", American Bar Association 40th Annual Forum on Franchising, 2017
  • Co-authored and spoke with Julie Lusthaus and Rochelle Spandorf on "Recission: The Annulment of a Franchise Marriage", American Bar Association 38th Annual Forum on Franchising, 2015