Josh F Brown is a franchise attorney and founder of The Law Office of Josh F. Brown. While based in Indiana, he has built a thriving national practice helping people make smart franchise decisions, identify good franchise systems, work through franchise 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 entitled, “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 2014-2016. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, 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 understands what it is like to try to balance family live and all the other important things that take place outside of a business. He has experienced the highs and lows of small business ownership, and continues to experience it on a daily basis. 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, knowledgable 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 make better franchise decisions and grow their businesses through franchising. She also has a specific interest in employment law and enjoys helping individuals and businesses navigate through various employment issues that arise in the workplace.
Stephanie is originally from Kokomo, Indiana and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate studies. After graduating from Purdue, Stephanie went on to law school at Valparaiso University where she was an intern at the Valparaiso Sports Law Clinic.
When Stephanie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her devoted husband, Brandon. Stephanie is an avid sports fan and a proud supporter of the Colts, Pacers, and Purdue Boilermakers. She is also a movie fanatic and can often be found catching the latest movies at the local movie theater with her husband. Her favorite movies are The Departed, 300, and the Harry Potter movies. When she finds the time, Stephanie also loves to read. The current books sitting on her bookshelf include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Casual Vacancy, and The Chronicles of Narnia series.