Josh F. Brown is a franchise attorney and founder of The Law Office of Josh F. Brown. Although based in Indiana, he has built a thriving national practice helping people make smart franchise decisions by means of identifying good franchise systems, working through their respective legal challenges, and grow through the franchise model.
He speaks, blogs, writes articles and white papers, and is the proud creator and host of his very own podcast, Franchise Euphoria, a top-rated podcast on iTunes. Josh also has been recognized as a Rising Star in the Indiana legal community in 2010, and 2014-2017. In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 he was named a Franchise Legal Eagle by The Franchise Times.
Like you, he is an entrepreneur actively pursuing his business dreams. He understands the stress of starting, managing, and growing a small business. He recognizes the challenges of what it means to balance family life and all the other important things that take place outside of the work day. He has experienced–and continues to experience–the highs and lows of small business ownership. 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.
Before becoming an attorney, Josh worked in business management, sales, marketing, and operations for several businesses, including two separate 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.
Additionally, Josh is the proud Chairman of the Board for College Mentors for Kids, a national nonprofit organization that pairs over 2,000 first-through sixth-grade children with 2,300 local college student mentors. CMFK currently has chapters on 32 college and university campuses in Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Virginia, New York, and Ohio. To learn more about this incredible organization, please visit www.CollegeMentors.org.
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Stephanie Maris is a practicing franchise and business attorney who is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Stephanie is well-versed in franchise matters and loves working with clients to help them determine which growth strategies best suit their business.
Originally from Kokomo, Indiana, Stephanie attended Purdue University where she attained her bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science. After graduating from Purdue, Stephanie went on to law school at Valparaiso University where she was an intern at the Valparaiso Sports Law Clinic, among other things.
When Stephanie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her devoted husband, Brandon, and daughter, Kaylin. Stephanie anxiously awaits the arrival of March Madness each spring and proudly supports her local teams, the Colts, Pacers, and Purdue Boilermakers. Although she is adjusting to life as a new mom, she remains firm on keeping her tradition of Friday night movie dates alive with her husband, during which she enjoys catching up on the latest flicks or rewatching the Harry Potter series, a timeless classic that she feels teaches the value of friendship, perseverance, and the power of unconditional love.
Jordan Lesmeister is the in-house digital marketing manager and executive assistant. She specializes in marketing campaigns, social media management, and digital design with a special appreciation for quality organization in all realms of work. Although a native of Franklin, Indiana, she recently graduated from the University of Kentucky where she majored in English Literature and the Spanish Language. While in school, she worked for five semesters as a marketing intern at the University Press of Kentucky, a local book publisher for scholarly works. She strives for authenticity as well as practicality in her work, making sure that everything produced is useful, relevant, and attention-getting.
In her spare time, Jordan loves to read, having grown up on the Harry Potter novels which she credits with shaping her into the person she is today. She is passionate about traveling the world where she loves trying new and authentic foods and learning about the unique cultures this world has to offer. She currently resides in Fishers, Indiana with her husband Craig and two pets, Bear (dog) and Bing (cat).