Lindsay N. Svetlak

Senior Counsel

Direct: 216.658.6216

Fax: 216.916.2470

lsvetlak@walterhav.com

Focus Areas

Education

The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.

Allegheny College, B.A.

Licensed to Practice

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Overview

Lindsay represents clients in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing transactions. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating documents, reviewing titles, surveys and other due diligence materials, and representing clients throughout a transaction.  Lindsay also has served as counsel to borrowers in secured financing transactions involving commercial real estate matters.

In addition to real estate, Lindsay’s practice also includes franchise law, representing both franchisors and franchisees.  On behalf of her franchisor clients, Lindsay drafts Uniform Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements and other associated documents. She also prepares and files registration applications and renewals with the appropriate state agencies.  Lindsay counsels her franchisor clients to ensure continued compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.  On behalf of her franchisee clients, Lindsay performs a detailed review of the Uniform Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements and other associated documents and provides guidance for individuals and businesses interested in purchasing a new or existing franchises.

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Experience

  • Advised clients on a wide range of business matters, including, but not limited to, business entity formation, governance, compliance, day-to-day operations, reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, and stock and asset purchases, and prepared and negotiated agreements necessary to consummate same
  • Drafted, reviewed, analyzed, and negotiated real estate contracts and ancillary documents, primarily concerning the purchase, sale, and leasing of commercial and industrial property, but also including residential construction and development
  • Updated Uniform Franchise Disclosure Documents to comply with federal and state laws and rules for franchisor clients and performed detailed review of such documents for franchisee clients; prepared and filed franchise registration applications and renewals with state agencies and responded to state examiner inquires
  • Registered federal trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by completing required applications, responded to Office Actions and other USPTO inquiries, and performed filings necessary to maintain federal trademark registration
  • Authored necessary documentation for high value and complex commercial loans for bank clients
  • Drafted legal documents, including deeds, power of attorneys, affidavits, and subordination agreements, for use in real estate purchase transactions and mortgage refinances or as required by title insurers for the issuance of title insurance commitments

Associations

  • Member, Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society

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