Susan E Wells

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Wells & Gerstman PLLC
5635 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 170, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250-5945




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1980

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: February 9, 1982

Other Language(s): None


Susan's corporate and business practice encompasses all aspects of general business matters and commercial relationships in numerous industries, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, leases, regulatory compliance, choice of business entity, corporate governance and day-to-day operations, in addition to a wide variety of other arrangements. Susan acts as "general counsel" for her clients that either do not have attorneys on staff or may need to supplement their in-house capabilities.

Susan represents franchisors in connection with structuring and operating their franchise systems, compliance with franchise laws and drafting and negotiating franchise agreements. Susan represented one of her franchisors from the time it began franchising until it had over 1,500 operational units and was acquired by a multi-brand franchise company.

Susan represents franchisees in connection with their review and negotiation of franchise agreements, leases and loan agreements and in connection with disputes with their franchisors.

Susan's 35+ years of practice include mergers and acquisitions and securities at large law firms in Phoenix and New York City, as well as several years as a solo practitioner. That breadth of experience provides Susan the knowledge and experience necessary to assist clients with their complex transactions, while appreciating their entrepreneurial need for an attorney that offers practical advice in a cost-effective manner.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Joint Ventures, International Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Business Law, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Buy-Sell Agreements, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Transfers, Business Transactions, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Development, Business Cooperatives, Business Associations Law, Business Enterprises, Business Dissolutions, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Business Estate Planning, Business Organization, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Business Arbitration, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Minority Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances
Corporate Law Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Planning, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Successions, Incorporation, International Corporate Finance, Corporate Workouts, Family Corporations, Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Finance, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, International Corporate Law, Partnership Organization, Professional Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations
Franchises and Franchising Dealership Law, Franchise Arbitration, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Litigation, Franchise Law, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Termination, International Franchising, Franchise Mediation, Franchise Regulation


  • Arizona (Active), New Jersey (Active), New York (Active)

Law School

  • Brooklyn

  • Last Updated: January 22, 2021
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  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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