Expert Franchise and Distribution Lawyers
End-to-end business and legal counsel for companies from start-ups to publicly-listed firms. Plan, structure, implement and expand franchise, distribution and licensing programs.
Develop and manage franchise disclosure documents to ensure compliance with FTC and state regulations.
Negotiate and draft IP licensing agreements. Registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights and trade secrets rights.
Form new entities, prepare agreements and procurement contracts. Represent buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions; conduct due diligence on acquisition targets.
Resolving disputes in manner designed to meet a client's business goals through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Represent US franchisors expanding internationally and foreign brands entering the U.S. market.
Represented private equity fund in its $170 million acquisition of mature U.S. franchise brand.
Represented private equity fund in its $161 million acquisition of a leading multi-national franchise brand.
Represented franchisor in its $101 million strategic acquisition of a growing franchise system.
Represented 200+ franchisor clients in their regulatory, transactional and intellectual property matters.
Negotiated international Master Franchise Agreements in over 25 countries and regions.