Drew Chalfant

Drew Chalfant

Franchise and Business Attorney
  • Business Law, Trademarks, Real Estate Law ...
  • Ohio
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Summary

Drew is an experienced transactional attorney who is passionate about advising his clients with a “business-first” mentality. Drew’s practice focuses on holistic business and legal advising for his client’s various needs, including: franchising, licensing and distribution; small business and independent contractor representation; contract drafting, negotiation and review, intellectual property registration, management and enforcement, real estate transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and pre-litigation dispute resolution and counseling. Drew has advised numerous businesses inside and outside of the franchising sector by providing support to all facets of the business lifecycle from inception to private equity exit.

Drew co-founded Roda & Chalfant, LLC in 2020 and serves as a partner, attorney, and counselor to his clients. After graduating summa cum laude from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Drew quickly rose to the rank of General Counsel for the first-in-class franchise development firm, St. Gregory Development Group. Drew also served as in-house counsel for a number of franchise brands within the St. Gregory portfolio, including Shred415 Franchising, CycleBar Franchising, Fueled Collective Franchising, and LB Franchising. As General Counsel, Drew was responsible for all day-to-day legal issues that faced this multi-faceted organization, including intellectual property matters, contracts and transactional issues, real estate matters and commercial lease reviews and negotiations, employment and labor issues, franchise disclosure document and franchise agreement drafting, and general franchise regulatory compliance matters. Prior to co-founding Roda | Chalfant, Drew served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel to Ultimate Toys, a distributor of custom luxury Mercedes Sprinter vans, and as Corporate Counsel to Green Investment Holdings and its affiliates, a commercial and residential real estate holding company.

Education
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
J.D. | Business, Intellectual Property and Contract Law
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Partner & Attorney at Law
Roda Chalfant Law
- Current
Advising franchisors, franchisees, business owners, and real estate investors in all of their business legal needs.
General Counsel
St. Gregory Development Group
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In-house counsel to a franchise development firm responsible for selling over 5,000 franchise units across the U.S. and internationally. Concurrent role as in-house counsel for CycleBar Franchising and Shred415 Franchising, both boutique fitness franchise concepts.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 0097019
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Cincinnati Bar Association
Current
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ABA Forum on Franchising
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Trademarks
    Trademark Registration
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Intellectual Property
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts
    Landlord Tenant
    Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Roda | Chalfant
Contact & Map
Roda | Chalfant
2637 Erie Ave.
Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Telephone: (859) 443-9799
Monday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed