Josh Brown

Founder & Lead Attorney

Josh Brown is a franchise attorney and the founder/creator of the Franchise & Licensing Practice Group at CGG. Our mission is helping entrepreneurs make smart franchise decisions, and we are committed to navigating you down that path toward success. Although based in Indiana, he has built a thriving national practice helping people make smart franchise decisions. Josh works with new and emerging franchisors to help them work through their legal challenges and grow through the franchise model. Additionally, he helps entrepreneurs identify and pursue good franchise opportunities. Finally, when a franchise relationship breaks down, Josh helps his clients work toward an amicable resolution.

Before becoming an attorney, Josh worked in business management, sales, marketing, and operations for several businesses, including two franchise systems. He combines his business background, entrepreneurial skills, and legal experience to help entrepreneurs in all aspects of their business growth with a focus on franchising.

Like you, he is an entrepreneur actively pursuing his business dreams. He understands the stress of starting, managing, and growing a small business while balancing family life and all other important aspects of life. Building a franchise, starting a franchise, or launching your very own business is the start of a marathon, not a sprint. Your chances of success dramatically increase when you work with like-minded, knowledgeable and trustworthy individuals to help advise you along the way.

In his spare time, he blogs, writes articles and white papers, and is the proud creator and host of Franchise Euphoria, a top-rated podcast that sheds light on the evolving world of business franchising. He regularly presents on topics relating to franchising and growing a niche law practice. When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

  • Education

    • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | 1998
    • Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctorate | 2006
  • Accomplishments & Awards

    • 2018 Vice President of the Indianapolis Bar Association
    • 2018 Immediate Past-Chairman of the Board for College Mentors for Kids
    • 2018 Super Lawyer
    • Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2010, 2014-2017
    • Franchise Times, Franchise Legal Eagle 2014-2018
    • Valparaiso University Law Review, Articles Writer & Editor | 2004-05
    • Valparaiso University Moot Court, Participant & Board Member |2004-05
    • Valparaiso University Criminal Law Clinic |2004-05
    • Indiana Supreme Court Oral Argument |2006
    • Rainmaker Award | 2004
    • Dr. John Morton Finney, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education

     

  • Civic Involvement

    • Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Executive & Governance Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Communication & Revenue Generating Committee
    • College Mentors for Kids, Executive Committee
    • College Mentors for Kids, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee
    • Carmel Chamber of Commerce

Josh Brown

Founder & Lead Attorney

Josh Brown is a franchise attorney and the founder/creator of the Franchise & Licensing Practice Group at CGG. Our mission is helping entrepreneurs make smart franchise decisions, and we are committed to navigating you down that path toward success. Although based in Indiana, he has built a thriving national practice helping people make smart franchise decisions. Josh works with new and emerging franchisors to help them work through their legal challenges and grow through the franchise model. Additionally, he helps entrepreneurs identify and pursue good franchise opportunities. Finally, when a franchise relationship breaks down, Josh helps his clients work toward an amicable resolution.

Before becoming an attorney, Josh worked in business management, sales, marketing, and operations for several businesses, including two franchise systems. He combines his business background, entrepreneurial skills, and legal experience to help entrepreneurs in all aspects of their business growth with a focus on franchising.

Like you, he is an entrepreneur actively pursuing his business dreams. He understands the stress of starting, managing, and growing a small business while balancing family life and all other important aspects of life. Building a franchise, starting a franchise, or launching your very own business is the start of a marathon, not a sprint. Your chances of success dramatically increase when you work with like-minded, knowledgeable and trustworthy individuals to help advise you along the way.

In his spare time, he blogs, writes articles and white papers, and is the proud creator and host of Franchise Euphoria, a top-rated podcast that sheds light on the evolving world of business franchising. He regularly presents on topics relating to franchising and growing a niche law practice. When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

  • Education

    • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | 1998
    • Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctorate | 2006
  • Accomplishments & Awards

    • 2018 Vice President of the Indianapolis Bar Association
    • 2018 Immediate Past-Chairman of the Board for College Mentors for Kids
    • 2018 Super Lawyer
    • Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2010, 2014-2017
    • Franchise Times, Franchise Legal Eagle 2014-2018
    • Valparaiso University Law Review, Articles Writer & Editor | 2004-05
    • Valparaiso University Moot Court, Participant & Board Member |2004-05
    • Valparaiso University Criminal Law Clinic |2004-05
    • Indiana Supreme Court Oral Argument |2006
    • Rainmaker Award | 2004
    • Dr. John Morton Finney, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education
  • Civic Involvement

    • Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Executive & Governance Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Communication & Revenue Generating Committee
    • College Mentors for Kids, Executive Committee
    • College Mentors for Kids, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee
    • Carmel Chamber of Commerce
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Josh Brown

Founder & Lead Attorney

Josh Brown is a franchise attorney and the founder/creator of the Franchise & Licensing Practice Group at CGG. Our mission is helping entrepreneurs make smart franchise decisions, and we are committed to navigating you down that path toward success. Although based in Indiana, he has built a thriving national practice helping people make smart franchise decisions. Josh works with new and emerging franchisors to help them work through their legal challenges and grow through the franchise model. Additionally, he helps entrepreneurs identify and pursue good franchise opportunities. Finally, when a franchise relationship breaks down, Josh helps his clients work toward an amicable resolution.

Before becoming an attorney, Josh worked in business management, sales, marketing, and operations for several businesses, including two franchise systems. He combines his business background, entrepreneurial skills, and legal experience to help entrepreneurs in all aspects of their business growth with a focus on franchising.

Like you, he is an entrepreneur actively pursuing his business dreams. He understands the stress of starting, managing, and growing a small business while balancing family life and all other important aspects of life. Building a franchise, starting a franchise, or launching your very own business is the start of a marathon, not a sprint. Your chances of success dramatically increase when you work with like-minded, knowledgeable and trustworthy individuals to help advise you along the way.

In his spare time, he blogs, writes articles and white papers, and is the proud creator and host of Franchise Euphoria, a top-rated podcast that sheds light on the evolving world of business franchising. He regularly presents on topics relating to franchising and growing a niche law practice. When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

  • Education

    • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | 1998
    • Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctorate | 2006
  • Accomplishments & Awards

      • 2018 Vice President of the Indianapolis Bar Association
      • 2018 Immediate Past-Chairman of the Board for College Mentors for Kids
      • 2018 Super Lawyer
      • Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2010, 2014-2017
      • Franchise Times, Franchise Legal Eagle 2014-2018
      • Valparaiso University Law Review, Articles Writer & Editor | 2004-05
      • Valparaiso University Moot Court, Participant & Board Member |2004-05
      • Valparaiso University Criminal Law Clinic |2004-05
      • Indiana Supreme Court Oral Argument |2006
      • Rainmaker Award | 2004
      • Dr. John Morton Finney, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education
  • Civic Involvement

    • Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Executive & Governance Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Communication & Revenue Generating Committee
    • College Mentors for Kids, Executive Committee
    • College Mentors for Kids, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee
    • Carmel Chamber of Commerce