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Direct Sales

The Jones Waldo Direct Sales Practice Group is a multidisciplinary team of attorneys with extensive experience representing the unique legal interests of direct sales companies. Our attorneys work closely with companies of all sizes in this business niche—from startups to established industry-leaders with extensive international operations. Additionally, several members of the Jones Waldo Direct Sales Practice Group serve on boards of directors for direct sales companies giving them a unique perspective on how to manage, grow and protect these businesses.

Our proven experience in this industry, in addition to our reputation for providing outstanding legal services, makes us a valuable resource and partner to our direct sales clients.

Commercial Litigation

  • Distributor, Supplier and Manufacturer Disputes
  • Anti-pyramid Scheme Litigation
  • Non-competition, Non-solicitation and Competitive Issues
  • Corporate Defense
  • Preventative Litigation Preparation, Audit and Due Diligence
  • Consumer Protection

Corporate, Tax and Real Estate

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Start-up and Emerging Growth Companies
  • Entity Structuring/Maintenance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Contracts and Licensing Agreements
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Facilities Acquisition, Development and Leasing

Intellectual Property

  • Trade Secrets
  • Patent Prosecution and Protection
  • Copyright and Trademark  Registration and Protection
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Audits

Employment and Labor

  • Corporate Policies
  • Non Competition, Non Solicitation and Competitive Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Compensation Planning
  • Consumer Protection

International Law

  • Registration of U.S. Based Direct Sales Companies in Foreign Countries
  • Compliance with Legal/Regulatory Systems of Foreign Countries

Paul M. Harman (Group Leader)
Timothy B. Anderson
Manal Zakhary Hall
Timothy C. Houpt
Ron Poelman
John C. Rooker
Paul R. Smith
Timothy B. Smith
Marianne G. Sorensen
Mark D. Tolman
Travis Marc Wilson
Brent T. Winder