As General Counsel, Matt directs corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and contract administration efforts across all franchise lines. Matt joined Five Star Franchising after seven years of experience as an attorney, having advised companies as outside counsel, as well as in-house. His specialties include: litigation, real estate, corporate law, civil disputes, insurance representation, corporate counseling, dispute resolution, risk management, regulatory counsel, and compliance. Matt has managed and litigated disputes between parties and negotiated settlements across the spectrum of civil litigation, including probative discovery, successful motions practice, legal research and writing, appellate practice, and legal consultation to individuals and business entities. Some of his further experience includes digesting and monitoring updates to the legal landscape to advise clients or departments and successfully adapt policies and procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as to manage risk effectively. Matt earned both a bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University and a juris doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law.