Debra Hill

Debra has assisted franchisors and franchisees for 25 years.  Debra counsels franchisors in every step of their development, including the decision to franchise, start up management, preparation and registration of franchise documents, trademark registration and maintenance, management of franchise relationships and brand expansion strategies. She assists franchisees with their decision to franchise, lease negotiations, franchise relationships and exit strategies. She often provides general counsel services to her clients through flat fee arrangements.

As a former General Counsel of a national franchise chain, Debra has a business approach to legal matters.  She is committed to helping her clients position their brand through a proactive, results oriented methods with a view to the bottom line.  

Direct line: 904-612-3780


Debra Hill's Recent Articles


Apr 27, 2017

Vital Steps When Purchasing A Franchise

1. Current Franchisees, Your Best Source Of Information About the Franchisor. The best source of information about a franchise system is its franchisees. In the Franchise Disclosure...
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Apr 26, 2016

Is A Fractional Franchise A Good Idea?

A fractional franchises can be useful to a franchisor in expanding its brand into untapped markets.  The exemption permits franchisors to offer franchises into complementary markets without...
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