Herbert A. Hedden

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.6430
Fax 614.719.4755
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Herb is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office.  He practices in the area of commercial law with a strong emphasis on franchising and distribution law.  He represents franchisors, subfranchisors and master franchisees in planning the structure of franchise relationships and the initiation of new franchise programs, as well as in the preparation of franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents and in obtaining state franchise registrations nationwide.  Herb represents manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, dealers and sales representatives in licensing arrangements, distributorships, dealerships, sales representative relationships and a variety of other commercial relationships and transactions. He also represents franchisors, manufacturers and distributors in establishing franchise and other relationships with franchisees and other parties located in other countries. In addition, Herb has broad experience in counseling business clients on warranty law issues.

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Herb is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Herb has spoken at the International Franchise Association’s Annual Legal Symposia on disclosure compliance programs as well as payment and non-payment in franchise relationships and at the Ohio State Bar Association's primary CLE programs on franchise law in 2012 and 2013.

Herb received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School, his M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his B.S. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was named to the Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies.

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