Christian Thompson

A Trusted Utah Franchise Attorney

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Christian Thompson is a partner and shareholder at The Franchise & Business Law Group. His practice areas include: corporate law, franchise law, contract law, corporate asset protection and other related fields of law. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar. In 2012, Mr. Thompson served as the Chair of the Franchise Section of the Utah Bar.

In 2007, Mr. Thompson interned as a legal fellow with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Sub- Committee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, working with Senator Jon Kyle of Arizona.

Mr. Thompson is admitted and licensed to practice law in Utah.

EDUCATION

Mr. Thompson received his Juris Doctor degree in 2009 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He was an editor and member of the Arizona State Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, he attended Utah State University and Snow College.  Mr. Thompson played varsity football at both schools and served as the Student Body President of Snow College from 2002-2003.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

Mr. Thompson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar. In 2012, Mr. Thompson served as the Chair of the Franchise Section of the Utah Bar, and since 2012, Mr. Thompson has served as a committee member of the Young Lawyers Division for the American Bar’s Forum on Franchising.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Mr. Thompson has written articles on franchising in various publications including The Franchise Lawyer, published by the American Bar Association. Mr. Thompson has been published in the Utah Bar Journal and also speaks regularly for the Utah Bar at both CLE luncheons for the Franchise Law Section and at Utah Bar conventions. Below are some of his latest publications and speaking engagements.

  • C. Christian Thompson, Franchise and Business Law – Advising Clients on Their Trade Secrets, Utah Bar Journal, Volume 29, No. 3 (2016)
  • Co-Presenter for the ABA Webinar, Hot Topics in the 2015 FDD Update and Renewal Season (March 2015).
  • Co-Author, Alternatives to the Traditional Franchise Model: Yellow Brick Road or Perilous Path?  The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 16, No. 2 at 6-8 (Spring 2013).
  • Speaker and paper, Properly Drafting and Using Financial Performance Representations in Franchising, Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section, Annual Update (June 2013)
  • Speaker and paper, Fundamentals of Antitrust Law, Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section, CLE Program (2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Business Growth Strategies: A Practical Guide to Advising Clients, Utah Bar Spring Convention (2011)

AWARDS

  • Franchise Times Legal Eagle – Best in Class Lawyers (2014, 2015)
  • Franchise Attorney Explorer’s Award, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising (2011)
  • CALI Award – Contracts, Arizona State, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (2006)
  • Best Male Amateur Athlete, Utah Best of State Awards (2002)