S.L. Owens, esq. will lead the workshop titled Scale Up: How to License or Franchise Your Business Model. S.L. is the founder of Franchyzr℠ (@franchyzr), which is a high-tech Retail & Franchise Law Firm built for modern brands. Franchyzr℠ uses efficient, paperless, and virtual account management.
As the founder of Franchyzr℠, S.L. advises brands on scaling through retailing, licensing, and franchising. Her calling is helping brands scale up to increase their brand power.
Prior to launching Franchyzr℠, S.L. trained in large U.S. law firms a/k/a “big-law”, while practicing with Quarles & Brady LLP and Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. During her big-law tenure, S.L. was mentored by top-ranked lawyers representing national and international brands. Her industry experience is diverse, spanning across food & beverage; fashion & apparel; fitness & wellness; faith & education; luxury & consumer goods; and, beauty & personal grooming.
Furthermore, S.L.’s accolades include being a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a Posse Scholar, and a first-generation college and law graduate. Her writings are featured in Franchise Management for Dummies, the International Law Office’s Franchise Newsletter, and the International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium.
S.L. is a licensed attorney in Illinois, Wisconsin, & Colorado. However, Chicago is hometown to S.L. and her husband, Sam Owens, esq. (@samowensesq). Sam is a civil rights lawyer opposing employment discrimination.
Overall, S.L.’s grateful to lead this workshop on scaling brands for global growth, with bold God-given vision. She looks forward to sharing her experiences at the workshop.