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Leonard (Len) H. MacPhee



Denver Office Managing Partner

Len MacPhee, a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation group, focuses his practice on franchise and intellectual property litigation, as well as other types of business disputes, including corporate and shareholder disputes, contract claims and employment litigation. He frequently litigates issues relating to trade secrets, trade dress, covenants not to compete and enforcement of trademark rights under both contracts and the Lanham Act. Len has extensive experience representing franchisors and other businesses before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as arbitration panels.

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Denver "Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 - Present: Franchise Law
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Franchising Lawyers," 2011 - present
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2014

Professional Leadership

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising
  • International Franchise Association

Related Employment

  • Moye Giles O’Keefe Vermeire & Gorrell, LLP, Denver, CO, Associate, 1999 - 2003
  • Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., Harrisburg, PA, Associate, 1996 - 1999
  • U.S. Army Reserve, 1991 - 1999


  • Hon. Forrest G. Schaeffer, Jr., Berks County Court of Common Pleas (Pennsylvania), 1994 - 1996


  • The Penn State Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Messiah College, B.A., cum laude, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


MacPhee, Leonard