Meet The Team

Shelton Law & Associates is not like every other franchise, trademark, or business law firm. Our attorneys are breaking the mold when it comes to practicing law. Shelton Law & Associates opened its Austin, TX and Tampa, FL offices in 2009 and its California office in 2013 specifically to help proven entrepreneurs “Expand Their Brand” through a cost effective process of franchise establishment, franchise legal compliance and franchise sales and marketing best practices. Our franchise law clients not only receive the highest degree of professionalism expected in the franchise world, but also receive the personal attention of a boutique law firm. Our promise is to give our clients a name, not just a file number.

Lynne D. Shelton, Esq.Founding Attorney


TX License #24066502

Lynne oversees the TX and CA office locations. She has over 27 years of franchise experience, speaking to both Franchisors and Franchisees on a national stage. Lynne utilizes her past 783 unit system and present experience as a Franchisor to teach those expanding their business, those seeking to franchise their business, or those who would like to buy a franchise. She has co-authored, “How to Buy a Franchise with your Retirement Funds,” as well as other articles. She was also honored in 2013 with the elite title of Certified Franchise Executive (“CFE”) by the International Franchise Association. To learn more about Lynne, click here.

Founding Attorney
Lynne D. Shelton, Esq.
David Jefferson, Esq.Attorney


CA License # 299086

David, a recovering entrepreneur himself, loves innovation and aspiring growth. Whether he is working with Domestic or International Intellectual Property to grow goodwill; Immigration to grow a family or business in the United States; or with a Wills, Trusts or Estate Planning client to grow or transfer their wealth, David embodies the Shelton Law & Associates culture of the “Outsourced In-house Counsel.” Together he and his clients work towards the clients dream. For more information about David, click here.

David Jefferson, Esq.
Raeneice Taltoan,Esq.Attorney


NC License # 49557

Raeneice Taltoan is Certified Financial Planner™ who became an attorney after many years of being unable to assist her clients with their estate planning situations.  She attended Charlotte School of Law where she participated in several Wills for Heroes events by assisting police officers and emergency responders with creating their wills.  At the age of 24, Raeneice purchased her first home which made her more aware of managing assets. Raeneice’s passion is spreading financial literacy and while attending law school she collaborated with corporate partners to provide financial education to their employees.  She is an of-counsel attorney for Shelton Law & Associates and works to proactively resolve client’s affairs so that they do not become headaches for their loved ones.


Raeneice Taltoan,Esq.
Steve SheltonMarketing & IT


Steve is a personable go-getter who regularly reaches out to prospective leads. He establishes a rapport with people in order to get the word out about Shelton Law & Associates. He also is our go-to guy for our firm’s computer IT needs. His business background is vast, ranging from the U.S. Army, major automobile dealership companies, the healthcare industry, to traveling for the United Nations Development Program. He has a Ph.D in Business Management and Communications from the University of Hawaii and is currently a member of MENSA.

Marketing & IT
Steve Shelton
Jereme SheltonLegal Strategist for Franchise, Trademark & Business Clients


Jereme has worked for Shelton Law now for over seven years. He has worked his way up to the position of Senior Legal Assistant and the head Legal Assistant of the Intellectual Property Department. In his recent past, Jereme was the Franchise Development Manager for an east coast franchisor prior to returning to Shelton Law & Associates. Additionally, Mr. Shelton has experience as a Franchisee. His well-rounded experience is a true asset to all Franchise and Business clients nationwide. Internally known as the “Change-Agent,” Jereme is an out-of-the-box thinker with a serial entrepreneur mindset, proven by his ownership as a Franchisee as well.

Legal Strategist for Franchise, Trademark & Business Clients
Jereme Shelton
Guelta LaguerreAdministrative Assistant


Guelta Laguerre is an administrative assistant with Shelton Law & Associates. She is responsible for file management and client relationship building and plays a vital role in the company’s growth.



Administrative Assistant
Guelta Laguerre
Graham GunbyMarketing



Graham is one of the firm’s marketing assistants, handling both franchise and trademark clients’ matters. He attends California State University, Sacramento where he is currently obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus on Finance. Graham is a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, which he believes reminds him of the Shelton Law & Associates team. He feels as if he is apart of not just an organization, but a family. Graham is also very active in the community, volunteering over 1000 hours of logged time to Save Our Shores, Meals on Wheels, and Animal Friends Rescue Project.

Graham Gunby
Theodore J. HenryLegal Assistant to Franchise, Business and Trademark Clients



Theodore (Theo) became a Legal Assistant through an internship program at our firm, and from day one he displayed a desire to help businesses succeed. Currently he is finalizing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use. Upon completion, he intends to continue onto law school to be an attorney. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he also possesses an extensive background in residential property management and customer service. He plans on using these traits and his academic successes to assist others in preparing for their future.

Legal Assistant to Franchise, Business and Trademark Clients
Theodore J. Henry