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JEFFREY BABENER

Babener & Associates
Company Info

Babener & Associates advises Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) companies on a wide range of legal matters. As a law firm, Babener & Associates also serves as an important and informed resource on the direct selling industry. Whether your company is a start-up or an established network marketing organization, Babener & Associates can represent you.

Specialties
  • Other
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

121 SW Morrison, Suite 1020, Portland, Oregon 97204 United States

Phone

(503) 226-6600

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D. JACK SMITH JR.

D. Jack Smith Jr.
Company Info

Do you have a multi-level marketing business or are you considering one? At the Law Firm of D. Jack Smith, we specialize in MLM. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Harvard Law School and a member of both the Tennessee and American Bar Associations. His legal practice includes representation of direct selling, multi level marketing and franchising companies head quartered throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Smith has lectured and published extensively on Multilevel Marketing Law.

Specialties
  • Company Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

4620 Shady Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38117 United States

Phone

(901) 292-5225

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DAVID G. EISENSTEIN

David G. Eisenstein
Company Info

David G. Eisenstein, Esq., the Networks MediatorDavid is experienced in all legal and operational issues surrounding network marketing mediation, litigation, arbitration and trials, as well as trusts litigation and trust administration. David has pivoted his focus to attorney-mediator in a unique niche he has long occupied for which he enjoyed a national reputation for excellence as a complex litigation attorney within the direct sales industry. From 1989 through January, 2017, David has distinguished himself in federal and state courts around the country in cases establishing important legal precedents in the area of network marketing. He won a landmark jury verdict in Monterey County Superior Court (2002) in a dispute between key distributors and a network marketing company over wrongful termination. David litigated two cases brought by the FTC and the California Attorney General relating to the issue of "internal consumption" by distributors as that relates to regulators' claims that the MLMs involved in those cases were illegal pyramids. David has also served as outside special counsel to a multi-billion dollar publicly traded network marketing company.

Specialties
  • Other
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Mediation
Address

P.O.Box 1202, Carlsbad, California 92018 United States

Phone

(858) 243-1425

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ED CLEMMONS

Ed Clemmons
Company Info

With 20 years of service in network marketing, Ed Clemmons is distinguished as one of the foremost legal services providers in the industry today. His diverse experience and insight in the network marketing arena include work as both an in-house counsel for a large network marketing company, as well as years of service as a legal consultant to some of the largest multilevel marketing and direct selling companies throughout the United States and abroad.  As in-house counsel for a multilevel marketing company in the early 1980s, Mr. Clemmons was responsible for ensuring full compliance with the complex regulations governing multilevel marketing. This included review of corporate pro-motions, sales literature and all other documents prior to publication to make sure they complied with all MLM regulations and laws. His responsibilities also included registration of the company with the various state regulatory agencies and overseeing Distributor compliance with State and Federal regulations, as well as ensuring compliance with FTC and FDA regulations concerning the manufacturing and distribution of products. During his tenure, the company generated more than $50 million in sales. This invaluable hands-on corporate experience gives Mr. Clemmons an excellent understanding of the needs and challenges of your MLM operation.

Specialties
  • Other
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

1010 Industrial Drive, Suite B, Post Office Box 475, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 United States

Phone

(816) 540-5100

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GERALD P. NEHRA

Gerald P. Nehra
Company Info

Both Nehra & Waak had extensive in-house direct selling company experience, before entering private practice separately, and later joining forces. Nehra served as Director of the Legal Division at Amway, and Waak was Senior Attorney at Amway, and General Counsel at NSA. The NEHRA & WAAK firm, first and foremost, offers an unlimited access retainer arrangement to Direct Selling Companies operating in the USA for all direct sales related legal issues, plus trademark applications, plus no hourly charge, one business trip per quarter, with just travel reimbursed A call by a company officer to Gerry Nehra at 231-755-3800 or Rick Waak at 269-623-6222 will result in a free consultation, and an emailed full retainer offer. Legal services, (non-litigation) for direct selling distributors and suppliers, are possible, if no conflict exists. Start by confidentially discussing such needs with Partner, Rick Waak at 269-623-6222.

Specialties
  • Other
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

1710 Beach Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49441-1008 United States

Phone

(231) 755-3800

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SPENCER REESE

Reese, Poyfair, Richards PLLC
Company Info

-As in-house counsel to the direct sales company Melaleuca, Inc., we learned the unique challenges faced by sales organizations utilizing multilevel marketing and party plan distribution channels. We also determined that there was strong demand for a law firm that combined comprehensive, hands-on industry experience with a dedication to exceptional client service. With this in mind, in 1996 we established our firm to provide legal services to direct sellers, and were fortunate to quickly establish ourselves as the premier law firm servicing the direct sales industry.

Specialties
  • Other
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

615 Hoo1275 East Fort Union Blvd., Suite 115, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84047 United States

Phone

(801) 981-8281

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KEVIN THOMPSON

Thompson Burton PLLC
Company Info

Thompson Burton redefines the art of law by utilizing creativity, technology, flexibility and innovation to more effectively deliver information and connect with our clients.

Specialties
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

One Franklin Park, 6100 Tower Circle, Suite 200, Franklin, Tennessee 37067 United States

Phone

(615) 465-6001

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SCOTT WELLMAN

Wellman & Warren LLP
Company Info

Wellman & Warren is one of the few law firms in the United States providing full service in Multi level marketing and direct sales. These network marketing companies range from start-ups to industry-leading multi-million dollar operations. Wellman & Warren’s attorneys work closely with you to ensure that regulatory compliance is observed, thus minimizing the likelihood of future litigation or regulatory scrutiny by federal and state agencies. Wellman & Warren has represented and counseled over 300 multi level marketing and direct sales companies. Our attorneys regularly form new multi level marketing and direct sales businesses as well as provide ongoing legal counsel in employment contracts, product labeling, product regulatory compliance, compensation structure, distributor compliance, and international expansion.

Specialties
  • Company Representation
  • Distributor Representation
  • MLM Start-Up A to Z
  • Termination Issues
  • Product Liability Claims
  • FDA Issues
  • FTC Issues
Address

24411 Ridge Route, Suite 200, Laguna Hills, California 92653 United States

Phone

(949) 205-7333

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