Mr. Dickinson is Of Counsel at Hathaway & Kunz and focuses his practice on business, corporate, and transactional matters, including intellectual property and franchising. He has represented and advised diverse business clients, from start-ups and non-profits to established restaurant chains and national retailers. He provides practical, strategic advice and believes that legal counsel should be a trusted teammate in pursuit of the client’s business goals, not a gatekeeper or roadblock.
Whether a small, family-owned business or a large, publicly-traded company, clients have come to Mr. Dickinson for assistance in negotiating and drafting contracts, advice in trademark selection and protection, and preparation of all types of necessary legal documents—ranging from applications for liquor licenses to Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs). In addition, Mr. Dickinson routinely advises clients on regulatory matters, such as antitrust, unfair/deceptive trade practices, social media, data privacy, sweepstakes and promotions, liquor law, product labeling, pricing accuracy/unit pricing, and various other areas of law that affect retail and restaurant businesses.
Mr. Dickinson has previously taught at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Prior to joining Hathaway & Kunz, he was a faculty member at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he taught in both the J.D. program and the LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers. He is also a frequent volunteer judge for high school and college mock trial, moot court, and mock negotiation competitions.