Sandra Yaeger Bodeau

Sandy Bodeau is a partner who practices in the areas of franchise and distribution law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions. She primarily focuses on advising franchisors on system development and ongoing program issues, helping clients purchase or sell businesses — with a specialty in multi-unit retail transfers — and counseling companies on business formation, corporate finance, and contract issues.

Sandy has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including restaurants, other food service, hotels, retail merchandise sales, recreational vehicles distribution, home services, medical device sales, and printing and personal care services. She has also worked as in-house counsel for a franchisor of product resale retail concepts, which gives her first-hand experience with the issues faced in franchising.

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota
  • Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising; Business Law Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section; Uniform Commercial Code Committee, former member

Community Involvement

  • Community volunteer with countless hours contributed to public schools and other civic endeavors

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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
F: 612.632.4211


Lily Haas


University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1985

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1982, Economics