Carlisle A. Braun

Carlisle Braun

Carlisle A. Braun

ASSOCIATE
Office
2600 Network Boulevard
Suite 400
Frisco, Texas 75034

Overview
Carlisle A. Braun is a value-added business attorney who regularly serves as outside general counsel for midsize and small businesses, particularly in the real estate, franchising and hospitality industries. Mr. Braun is often the first call when companies encounter business issues with legal implications. Acting as a strategic advisor, Mr. Braun provides on timely, ongoing, on-demand legal counsel to execute a legal strategy and implement the right solutions with an eye toward the future.

Corporate & Business

  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Corporate Entity Disputes
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Entity Selection & Business Formation
  • Joint Ventures & Partnerships
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Venture Capital Transactions

Labor & Employment

  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competition Covenants
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Litigation

  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Fraud Litigation

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Acquisition and Sales
  • Commercial Leasing/Workouts
  • Commercial Loans & Loan Restructuring
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Note Purchases & Sales
  • Real Estate Litigation

Securities & Finance

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate/Personal Property Finance
  • Private Offerings
  • Securities Fraud Litigation
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, 2008

In a general counsel role, Mr. Braun has coordinated and overseen:

  • Commercial contracts, including franchising agreements, commercial leases, loan agreements, asset purchase agreements and development agreements, corporate governance, including entity formation, shareholder resolutions and consents and director meetings
  • Commercial and civil ligation, including governmental investigations
  • Employment matters, including hiring, retention, termination, discriminatory practices, wage and hour issues, union negotiations, non-compete agreement and employee handbooks
  • Real estate purchases
  • Counseling owners and officers on fiduciary duties and strategic considerations, and banking representative matters
  • Achieved more than $3.5M in company savings through reductions in settlements, judgments, and legal spend for franchisee client
  • Closed $30M in additional funding through amendment to $250M+ syndicated credit facility for franchisee client
  • Closed $6M construction loan for acquisition of new corporate office for franchisee client
  • Closed $12M loan to refinance existing debt and provide funding to recapitalize equity for franchisee client
  • Managed corporate matter involving construction and development of a $100M+ Native American Casino in Devol, Oklahoma for hospitality client
  • Settled unfair labor charges filed by the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, before the NLRB for franchisee client
  • Resolved approximately 100+ EEOC, TWC, and DOL charges and investigations for franchisee client
  • Dallas Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Texas General Counsel Forum
  • Member, ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, American University, 2002