February 8, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 39

Diana V. Vilmenay

Diana Vilmenay partners with clients to develop and expand their franchise systems in the U.S. and internationally.   With more than a decade of experience in franchising, Diana counsels clients on a variety of franchise matters, including structuring franchise programs for growth domestically and abroad, mergers and acquisitions, compliance issues, and franchise relationship issues.  She is adept at preparing franchise disclosure documents and managing domestic and foreign franchise filing and registrations. She draws on her previous experience as a commercial litigator and an in-house intern for one of the largest global hospitality chains to review, prepare and negotiate all forms of commercial agreements with an eye towards protecting her clients’ best interests.

Diana is a prolific writer and speaker, particularly on legal and business topics governing international franchising. She served as an editor for the “Franchising In” international series, published by the LexNoir Foundation. Her experience also includes the review and preparation of country chapters for the second edition of International Franchise Sales Laws, published by the ABA Forum on Franchising. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Diana V. Vilmenay

The National Law Review recognizes Jan S. Gilbert, Diana V. Vilmenay, Emily N. Doan, Philip G. Feigen and Sara C. Ainsworth.  from Polsinelli as 2021 Go-To Thought leaders for their contributions regarding federal legislation targeted to help restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Polsinelli's authors compiled timely news and guidance concerning the Restaurant Revitalization Fund  (RRF) helping readers break down eligibility requirements, waiting periods, revenue loss requirements, and special concerns for franchisees, providing readers with valuable and actionable advice.