LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Seasoned corporate attorney Forrest Ragsdale is the newest Frost Brown Todd member, joining the firm’s expanding franchise and hospitality industry team.
Ragsdale brings more than 35 years of legal experience in the franchise and hospitality industries, including 15 years as general counsel for national restaurant brands including Long John Silver’s and A&W. He has extensive corporate compliance experience and has counseled consumer brands in the hotel, restaurant and retail sector. Ragsdale will continue his relationship with Long John Silver’s in his new role at FBT.
“Frost Brown Todd’s extensive franchise experience and plans for growth made the opportunity to join the team hard to pass up,” said Ragsdale. “I have an extensive working relationship with Frost Brown Todd for years and know them to be some of the best franchise and supply chain attorneys in the country. I truly believe the firm’s extensive franchise industry experience and the innovative cross-functional industry team approach gives FBT a competitive advantage.”
FBT formalized its franchise and hospitality industry team in January. The team includes attorneys from a variety of practice areas focused on the specific needs of the franchise industry. “Clients expect their legal advisors to have a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities in their specific industry,” said franchise and hospitality industry team leader Jason C. Williams. “That expectation exists whether you are a franchise attorney, litigator or anything in between.”