1851 Interviews the Highest Profile Attorneys in Franchising
Name: Mike Drumm
Firm: Drumm Law
About Drumm Law: Drumm Law a virtual law firm that is based upon the principles of maintaining low overhead and leveraging technology to provide affordable legal services to its clients. Drumm Law specializes in business law, with emphasis on intellectual property and franchise law. Drumm Law also works with over 100 franchise companies and 150 craft breweries.
1851: How did you fall into franchising?
Drumm: I lived a block away from Massage Heights when they only had one location. I went in for a massage and talked to the manager. I told them I was a lawyer and they said they were going to franchise and asked if I could help. I said yes and now I am a franchise lawyer.
1851: What do you love most about franchising?
Drumm: I love the collegiality. It’s the smallest large community that I know.
1851: What makes a great client?
Drumm: Responsive and appreciative (and paying your bills doesn’t hurt either).
1851: What makes a great franchise attorney?
Drumm: The ability to understand their client’s business and give practical legal advice.