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Moye White
February 17, 2018

Craig J. Knobbe


Craig concentrates his practice in franchise and distribution, real estate, and corporate law. He represents franchisors regarding franchise registration and disclosure laws, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, general business issues and real estate matters.

Craig’s experience encompasses drafting and registering franchise disclosure documents (including transactions in Canada and Mexico), advising clients on registration laws and franchisee relationship issues, negotiating purchase and sale contracts for asset sales, advising private equity funds on franchise regulatory issues related to mergers and acquisitions and negotiating lease agreements.

His other experience includes drafting and negotiating leases for retail, shopping center, and office locations. Craig has advised clients on the purchase and sale of commercial properties and the various real estate, business, and corporate issues associated with these transactions.

Publications & Presentations
  • Presenter, “The Accidental Franchise: How the Commercial Arrangement You Structured Might Be Subject to Regulation Under the Franchise Laws,” myLawCLE, June 15, 2015
  • Co-author, “NLRB Announces that McDonald’s USA, LLC could be considered a ‘Joint Employer’ with its Franchisees,” August 5, 2014
  • “Hidden Franchises: How the Franchise Laws Affect Your Business Practice,” Colorado Bar Association Business Law Institute, October 2013
  • Co-author, “The New Federal Gift Card Regulations,” ABA’s Franchise Law Journal, Winter 2011
  • Co-author, “Federal District Court Case Involving Classification of Franchisees Raises Concerns,” Shopping Center Legal Update, Fall/Winter 2010
  • Co-author, “New Federal Gift Card Regulations to Become Effective on August 22, 2010,” The Franchise Lawyer, Spring 2010



Areas of concentration

Commercial transactions
Complex transactions
Franchise and distribution
Mergers and acquisitions
Real estate

Education and credentials

University of Denver, J.D.,
  Order of St. Ives;
  Law Review, Research and
  Technical Editor,
University of Arizona, B.S.B.A.


American Bar Association,
  Forum on Franchising;
  Business Law Section