Did You Know?

While Nicole has never broken a bone in her body, she was born with 2 broken bones.

Nicole knew she wanted to be a lawyer after seeing an episode of Ally McBeal when she was four.

Nicole swam competitively for ten years.

Nicole hopes to travel through six continents by the time she is 30 (She’s currently been through five).

Her dog was named “Turnip” after her partner proposed the name and everyone at the shelter (including Turnip) looked at him.

Nicole could eat only sushi for the rest of her life.

Nicole loves to drive in blizzards.

Nicole worked in three different countries during law school.

Nicole has been to Sani Moutain Lodge, the highest pub in Africa (9,429 feet)

Nicole’s favorite animals are koalas.

Nicole is a general corporate and transactional attorney.  She conducts legal research for, and represents franchisors at all stages of development with preparing disclosure documents, drafting franchise documents, and managing the ongoing needs of a franchise program.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Nicole was a Faculty Fellow at Washington University School of Law, co-managing the Civil Rights, Community Justice, and Mediation Law Clinic.


    • Juris Doctor, Washington University School of Law
    • Masters of Law, Washington University School of Law
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Grand Valley State University

    • International Franchise Association
    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

    • State of Illinois
    • State of Missouri