General Counsel for United Franchise Group
Jill Klein is the General Counsel for United Franchise Group. Jill handles all transactional legal work and domestic and global legal matters for the organization. Jill provides strategic and legal advice to executives and brand Presidents and ensures all functional areas including, sales and marketing, operations, accounting and human resources receive high quality legal support. She is also responsible for the protection of intellectual property for all of UFG’s brands. Jill’s legal background includes more than 15 years of experience in general business, commercial real estate, finance, corporate and transactional law as chief legal officer for several companies in heavily regulated industries. She has an extensive background in franchisor compliance, legal department management and aggressive management of legal costs. Jill is originally from South Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida and University of Miami School of Law. Prior to joining UFG, she was General Counsel of a multi-brand franchisor in Chicago, Illinois. Jill is a member of the Florida Bar, Illinois Bar, D.C. Bar, Florida Blue Key and the ABA Forum on Franchising. Jill is married to her husband Tim and they have two children: Kelly and Brian.