Don’t take our word For it!

It’s easy to tell you how great we are. Here’s what other people think of our services:

I have used Sada and Carl for several years now, and they have been consistently great the entire time. I was new to franchising when we met, and they have been so patient with us never making us feel bad for asking the same question 10 times. I never feel like they are recommending anything we do not need. I trust them 100% on all of our legal needs. It is such a luxury to have such a competent, kind, patient, and fairly priced legal team. If you need franchise attorneys, I would HIGHLY recommend both Sada and Carl. 

-Gretchen Hollifield, The Dog Wizard

I’ve been working with Sada and her firm for several years now. I’m always impressed with her responsiveness and professionalism. In addition, her rates are responsible and fair.

-Sophia Wastler, Starz Program

Carl and Sada are fantastic at picking up the phone, answering questions, responding to emails, and doing what we all hope would be be done. But that is not where it stops. Carl and Sada have taken a personal interest in our business. Carl does our annual FDD renewals, for 3 years now, and is truly concerned about how we operate and how we can help our franchisees and protect the brand. This was unexpected and has resulted in more than just satisfaction, it has resulted in us truly appreciating and having warm feelings for this company. Thank you to Carl and Sada for their time, attention, and kindness and truth in dealing with our business matters.

-Byron Schramm, Midtown Chimney Sweeps


I’ve known Carl Khalil for 17-years as a franchisee, area developer and now as a franchisor. As an emerging franchise, we could not be happier with the guidance and support that we have received from both Carl and Sada Sheldon. Their expertise as well as their level of care has been reassuring. Both lawyers respond quickly and thoroughly for unique situations as well as routine matters like filing the FDD. I highly recommend Khalil Sheldon law firm as a franchise attorney.


-Tiffany Dodson, The Salt Suite

The Law Offices of Khalil & Sheldon are amazing! They have done everything to help us set up and sell our franchises. They are fast to respond and very supportive in many ways. Very Knowledgeable thank you great guidance. We had very little knowledge of how to start and operate a franchise company and the guided us. They will be will part of your winning team!

-Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate

Foliage Design Systems has worked with The Law Offices of Carl Khalil & Sada Sheldon on franchise matters for years and appreciate their prompt, professional services and expertise in the franchise world. Whether it is our annual FDD filings, a question about an existing agreement, discussion about a new requirement, or any other area of concern, we know we can count on Carl and Sada for wise counsel and guidance. We look forward to our continued relationship in the years ahead.

-Ellen Bolton, Foliage Design Systems


I had switch to the law offices of Carl Khalil & Sada Sheldon about five years ago. One of the best moves it did in the past five years. Both of them have exceeded my expectations on every level. If you are thinking of using them you will not regret it. I highly recommend them.

-Dan Kaplan, Surface Specialists

If I could give MORE stars, I would. Carl and Sada are AMAZING. We have been working with them for a few years and they continue to be prompt, thorough, and professional. Carl is the most responsive lawyer I have worked with to date. He almost ALWAYS responds the same day. The firm is well organized and never misses a deadline; they normally nudge us to move faster :). Wish I had more contacts who need these services. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

-Hana Adas, Best Brains

I would highly recommend Carl Khalil and his legal firm. They provided us exceptional legal service and advice for our business. They understand our business and we appreciate the value they provide. Their super swift response to our needs is an extra bonus that is hard to find these days.

-Marc Goodin, Storage Authority

I very much enjoy working with Sada. She is very knowledgeable and always guides me in the best direction. Her office staff are also very polite and friendly. I would recommend her to all my friends and family.

-Cindy Rauch, The Skinny Dip

We have been using this firm for several years and are very happy with the work. I recommend them to anyone looking for good representation, and specifically related to franchise law.

-Patrick F, InTune Property Management

We tried several law firms before we found The Law Offices of Carl Khalil and Sada Sheldon. Both Carl and Sada have been responsive to us, our processes and our needs. They have been wonderful to work with, they listen and they have helped us to navigate the complexities of franchising and trademark disputes. We have been extremely pleased with their services and if you try them I am confident you will be too.

-J Wadsworth, Fun 4 Us Kids


Mr. Khalil and his team are experts in their field and are very attentive to details and helping the client walk through the processes needed. I have personally enjoyed working with them and look forward to many more years ahead.

-Tim Lambert, Shepherd’s Guide

As the founder and owner of an international franchise, I’ve always realized the extreme value in partnering with the right legal team – a team who understands every aspect of franchise law and knows how to communicate these ideals on a level I can understand! After trying 3 other franchise law firms and receiving less than satisfactory results, I hit the jackpot with The Law Offices of Kahlil and Sheldon.
Carl Khalil is extremely responsive, a great communicator, brilliant in his profession, and always looking out for our best interests. He gets everything done in a timely and orderly fashion and keeps me on task. I can always count on a same day response or returned call which is so refreshing!
I also want to mention that their fees are reasonable, and I never question the billing. This is important to point out because I have been gouged in the past to the point of losing trust in the profession. I truly found the perfect fit with The Law Offices of Khalil and Sheldon.
I would highly recommend this excellent law firm to any start-up or existing franchisor. Trust me, you won’t need to look any further!

-Cathy Morse, Made In the Shade Blinds

Sada Sheldon has served as my franchise attorney for the past several years. Not only is she easy and pleasant to work with, she is also very responsive to my calls and emails and, most importantly, has provided the correct legal advice every time. I recommend this law firm without reservation.

-Michael Barnett, Romp n’ Roll



My family has worked with Carl Khalil for almost 30 years now!!! His knowledge of franchising law is far greater than any other attorney I have worked with in my career!! Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax Service were both founded by my family!! Two brands boasting over 4,000 locations each!!! We are the only family to ever accomplish this!!! Couldn’t have done it with out the expertise of Carl Khalil!! We are forever in your debt sir!! Thanks for being YOU!!!
Sada Sheldon was hand selected by Mr. Khalil and she has found a great niche in Trademark and Copyright law!! I’ve had the pleasure to work with Sada now for about a decade!!! What a great asset to this team as well!!! Thanks Sada for all you do for us!!! We couldn’t be more happy with our results!!!

-Danny Hewitt

We have been using Carl and Sada as our franchise attorneys since 2012 and could not be happier. Three reasons that really stand out. The first is they have world class response time — often items I’ve sent items over in the afternoon and before I get in the office the next day there is a complete response. Second, having used multiple law firms, their bills have been the most reasonable. And this isn’t just that the hourly rated is competitive, it’s also because they seem to do more work with less billable hours compared to other firms we have used. Finally, they have been a really good source of counsel for us, just giving us sage advice. Carl has worked on the franchisor side for decades and has a great way of explaining what is important, what has risk and how he has seen similar things play out in his past. If I could give them a 6th star I would.

-Michael Debenham, Deka Lash

I have worked with Carl and Sada for over 5 years and can’t imagine working with any other team! They are always prompt and provide excellent counsel! Highly recommended!       

-Geoff Batchelder, WaveMAX