Scheef & Stone, LLP

Brent Kugler is a prominent attorney in the direct sales industry, with more than 19 years’ experience as both in-house and outside legal counsel for direct sales companies.  Kugler is one of only a few litigation attorneys with a nationwide practice focused on the representation of direct sales companies in federal and state court lawsuits, arbitrations and regulatory matters. Kugler has represented direct sales companies throughout the U.S. in distributor termination cases, solicitation and raiding disputes, theft of trade secret claims, regulatory enforcement actions and challenges to independent contractor status. Kugler also advises established and start-up direct sales companies on federal and state regulatory compliance, distributor agreements, independent contractor issues, social media policies and distributor compensation plans.