Jill is senior franchise counsel with the firm and has spent her legal career as an in-house general counsel for international and emerging franchise brands. Jill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in franchising to the firm’s franchise practice.s

Jill K. Klein serves as senior franchise counsel of Wasch Raines. In the field of U.S. and international franchising, licensing and distribution, Jill represents clients in all aspects of implementing and managing franchise, license and distribution systems. Jill has in-depth experience in a wide variety of industry sectors helping entrepreneurs, franchise companies and franchisees with drafting, reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements.

Jill also helps clients in the areas of corporate structuring, governance, M&A, joint ventures, commercial transactions, trademark, dispute resolution, risk management and conducts training programs for clients and their employees on topics related to reducing risk and regulatory compliance.

With more than 22 years of franchise and corporate law experience, Jill served as chief legal officer for four major corporations, including multi-national, multi-brand franchise companies with business in approximately 80 countries, including in North, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Rim and Asia.



  • District of Columbia, Florida and Illinois.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
  • Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, Post-BA Studies
  • University of Florida, B.A

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