Did You Know?

Along with his dad, Vince attended Game 6 when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015.

At two years old, Vince learned to skate on his first pair of hockey skates.

When forced to choose whether to root for his dad’s Cubs or his mom’s White Sox, he chose the park with the better food.

Vince visited six European countries in six weeks while studying abroad in college.

Vince hopes to one day play in a U.S. Open qualifier.

On their honeymoon, Vince and his wife bungee jumped in the Swiss Alps.

Vince’s life revolves around his German Shepherd, Presley, and must refrain from saying the F-R-I-S-B-E-E word out loud.

Vince’s favorite movie is Happy Gilmore.

Vince has played the Old Course at St Andrews and birdied the 18th hole in the rain.

Vince has shaken President Obama’s hand.

Vince’s practice consists of franchise and distribution law, trademark matters, and general corporate governance.  Vince helps clients in all stages of franchising, including drafting franchise disclosure documents, franchise and development agreements and all applicable governing documents.  He also assists clients with day-to-day issues, such as vendor agreements, domain name acquisition, cease and desist letters, franchisee default and termination notices, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has represented buyers in asset acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and take-private stock acquisitions. Vince is actively involved in managing the firm’s trademark registration and maintenance services, including filing trademark applications and monitoring registrations around the globe.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Vince practiced at a law firm in Chicago, where he represented clients in a wide range of intellectual property and technology transactions.  His practice covered patent portfolio monetization, which includes patent sales, licensing, litigation, and portfolio valuation. He also created and managed the firm’s trademark prosecution practice.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • Bachelor of Science, Miami University
  • Associations

    • International Franchise Association
    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
  • Awards & Recognitions

    • Illinois Super Lawyers’ Rising Star (2020-2023)
    • Franchise Times “Legal Eagle”
  • Speaking & Publications

    • Speaker, “Franchising and the Metaverse,” IFA Legal Symposium (May 2023)
    • Speaker, Franchise Time Legal Eagle Virtual Summit (April 2022)
    • Co-author, with Tom Vanderbloeman of the Vanderbloeman Law Firm of “The Untold Story of the Concurrent Use Trademark Registration, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Fall 2021)
    • Speaker, “Basics Track: Franchisor’s Intellectual Property and How to Protect It,” IFA Legal Symposium (May, 2019)