Eric H. Franklin

Eric H. Franklin

Director of the Small Business & Nonprofit Legal Clinic

Associate Professor of Law

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Areas of expertise:

Business Law, Business Organizations, Business Transactions, Community Economic Development, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Securities, Social & Economic Rights, Transactional Law


Professor Franklin joined the Boyd School of Law in 2013 after completing the Whiting Fellowship at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He directs the Small Business & Nonprofit Legal Clinic and teaches Business Planning, Corporations, and Contracts.

He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined Sullivan Cromwell’s corporate group in Palo Alto, where his practice primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities offerings. After several years at Sullivan, he moved to Seattle to join the business transaction group of Davis Wright Tremaine. At DWT, he worked on a wide range of projects, from documenting multi-billion dollar joint ventures to counseling entrepreneurs on legal issues facing early-stage companies.

The Small Business & Nonprofit Legal Clinic, which was launched in the fall of 2014, will represent nonprofits, small businesses, and community-based associations on transactional matters. Professor Franklin’s research interests include contract law, economic development, securities law, and corporate law.

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