Kristen focuses on franchising and distribution matters.  She regularly negotiates and drafts franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and other agreements ancillary to franchising, such as termination and release agreements. She regularly advises clients on regulatory compliance matters, issues related to breach of system standards, terminations, trademark infringement issues and contract disputes.

Kristen assists our clients in franchise litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters, including the representation of franchisors to enforce franchise agreements and to defend third-party claims.

Kristen also has experience in all aspects of trademark registration and has represented clients to prosecute and secure trademark registrations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

She has represented both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and conducted due diligence on franchise brand acquisition targets.

  • American Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

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Kristen M. Harvilla
Kristen M. Harvilla
Attorney at Law
kristen.harvilla@kentfranchiselaw.com

Kristen focuses on franchising and distribution matters.  She regularly negotiates and drafts franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and other agreements ancillary to franchising, such as termination and release agreements. She regularly advises clients on regulatory compliance matters, issues related to breach of system standards, terminations, trademark infringement issues and contract disputes.

Kristen assists our clients in franchise litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters, including the representation of franchisors to enforce franchise agreements and to defend third-party claims.

Kristen also has experience in all aspects of trademark registration and has represented clients to prosecute and secure trademark registrations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

She has represented both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and conducted due diligence on franchise brand acquisition targets.

  • American Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
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