Carlie Smith practices franchise and general corporate law. Carlie has experience with franchising in range of industries, including retail, hospitality, education, home services, business services, and medical or similarly regulated professional services.
Carlie works with franchisors and franchisees to grow their brands and businesses by helping them to comply with state and federal franchise regulations and navigate corporate transactions. Carlie often assists hospitality and restaurant brands in navigating the regulatory permitting process.
She routinely helps businesses to protect their intellectual property through obtaining federal and state trademarks registrations, licensing, and monitoring of the marketplace for infringement.
Prior to joining Manning Fulton, Carlie worked as a law clerk at Kirton McConkie, a Salt Lake City law firm. During law school she interned with Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court.