Greenville, S.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is proud to announce that Greenville attorney Tami McKnew served as co-editor of the third edition of the American Bar Association (ABA) publication Covenants Against Competition in Franchise Agreements, and authored the South Carolina chapter of the same book. Released in October 2012, the approximately 800-page publication is written in a practical format for use by franchise attorneys.
"I am honored to have taken part in the production of a publication that helps practitioners more easily navigate the intricate legalities of franchise law," said McKnew, who in 2011 began a three-year term on the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising. She previously co-authored Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, a 2008 ABA publication.
The publication covers legal issues surrounding restrictive covenants in franchising and distribution agreements in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and for the first time, Canada and Mexico. Each chapter addresses a particular state or province, using case precedent and statutes to assess legal issues. McKnew worked with Mike Gray of Gray Plant Mooty to co-edit the publication.
McKnew's practice focuses in the areas of antitrust, franchising and dealerships, and intellectual property. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara; her master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles; and her law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law.