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Business & Franchise Attorney

Michael R. Liss is a business and franchise attorney working to help businesses start and succeed. He is a frequent instructor at area colleges and author of numerous articles on buying a business, franchising, financing, and the legal issues which business owners must know.

Mr. Liss is a senior partner in the business law firm of Edwards, Liss & Murray. He is a graduate of the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (Class of 1980) with an emphasis on business planning and the tax aspects of business transactions. For his undergraduate education, he attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and received his B.A. in 1977. Mr. Liss is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area; he grew up in Lake County and currently resides in DuPage County with his wife and two children. During his legal career for the past 23 years, he has concentrated solely on the business and franchise law issues of startup and ongoing businesses and their entrepreneurial owners. Franchising has been one of the fastest growing areas for business development. Mr. Liss is one of the foremost franchise law authorities in the U.S.

Mr. Liss has served as General Counsel and private corporate counsel to businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association Business Law Committee, the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries Association, the International Franchise Association, the American Franchisee Association, the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, and the State of Illinois Attorney Generalís Franchise Advisory Board.

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