Suzanne C. Cummings, Esq.


Ms. Cummings has 35 years of experience in franchising, licensing, marketing, sales and corporate management. Ms. Cummings is a skilled negotiator with hands-on experience in the method of franchise expansion.

In her law practice she advises, counsels and represents businesses and individuals as franchise counsel in related transactional matters. She is experienced in preparing regulatory documents including franchise disclosure documents and various franchise agreements. Based on Ms. Cummings’ knowledge of franchising, she has provided expert witness testimony regarding federal franchise law compliance. Her clients provide a wide spectrum of products and services including advertising, children’s products and services, technology services, dry cleaning, health/fitness, home and business maintenance, senior care, real estate, yard and garden maintenance, pest control, bookkeeping, professional development, personnel/recruitment, publishing, retail food service, quick serve and full serve restaurants, sports related products and services, and others.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Cummings was a license and franchise developer, which has equipped her with practical insight into a wide variety of franchise and business issues. As president of Cummings Business Development, Ms. Cummings provided business and franchise development services for companies seeking to expand. Services included franchise development planning and implementation; preparation of operations manuals; marketing and promotional materials and programs; advertising; franchisee training programs; ongoing franchisor/franchisee negotiation and mediation.