Aaron-Michael Sapp
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Did you know?

  • Aaron-Michael goes by both, or A-M for short.
  • A-M also has a middle name.
  • A-M grew up in Indiana.
  • A-M likes depressing movies.
  • A-M plays basketball at least once a week, which is sort of extreme depending on your age bracket.
  • A-M likes music festivals.
  • A-M can do a front handspring.
  • A-M can list the 50 states alphabetically in under 20 seconds.
  • A-M once saved some ducklings from a falcon. Okay, his mom saved them (but he watched).

Aaron-Michael is a litigator.  Since joining Cheng Cohen in 2012, Aaron-Michael has concentrated his practice on franchise and distribution disputes, and he has handled matters in state and federal courts and in arbitrations across the country.

Aaron-Michael is experienced in many aspects of franchise disputes, including, among others, enforcing post-termination restrictive covenants, pursuing franchisees for prematurely closing their businesses, and defending against both franchisee-specific and system-wide claims for breach of contract and fraud.  Aaron-Michael is also familiar with state laws that restrict when and how franchisors can default, terminate, or not renew franchise agreements.

Before joining Cheng Cohen, Aaron-Michael worked as a litigator for Jenner & Block.   Aaron-Michael went to law school at the Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a member of the school’s trial practice program.  He also received the Jurisprudence Achievement Award in ten courses and graduated second in his class.  Before law school, he graduated first in his class from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University.

  • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Ball State University
Bar Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts
    •  Northern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Michigan
    • District of Colorado
    • District of North Dakota
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Franchising
  • Chicago Bar Association

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