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Michael Liss


about michael liss

business startups, buying and selling businesses, real estate leasing, sales and purchases, franchising, complete legal business counsel

Mr. Liss is a corporate general counsel and franchise lawyer who has served as in-house General Counsel for nationally known franchisors. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Franchise Advisory Board. He is a Founder and Past President of the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries Association. He has also been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers with a particular emphasis on retail leasing.

Mr. Liss works extensively with business owners to address a wide range of legal issues from strategic planning through start-up, expansion, purchase, sale and franchising. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on business start-ups, the purchase and sale of businesses and all aspects of franchising. He also has 11 years of experience as Chief Legal Officer.

Admitted to Illinois Bar in 1980

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Class of 1980

University of Illinois
Class of 1977