Areas Of Practice

Franchising

We provide comprehensive assistance to our emerging and established franchisor clients in all areas of franchise development and expansion including regulatory compliance and audit issues; trademark, licensing, patent and other intellectual property issues; multi-state development and regulatory compliance issues; co-branding and alternative channel of distribution issues; exclusive and non-exclusive supply, distribution, royalty and commission issues and agreements; and Uniform Franchise Offering Circular preparation, revision and registration.

We also assist single and multi-unit franchisees of national and international franchisors with due diligence issues, document review, negotiations, rights of first refusal and multi market franchise and development areas, organizational issues, financing issues, franchise litigation issues. Our Corporate Practice Group also assists our franchising and distribution clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting financing arrangements for specific projects, their businesses and operations generally, with product development, testing and registration issues and e-commerce transactions.

As our clients' businesses mature, we address their ongoing borrowing and capital needs, as well as their business operational needs. Our clients frequently involve us in their day-to-day business activities, consulting with regard to a wide variety of legal concerns, including supply and distribution matters; equipment acquisitions; real estate leases, purchases and sales; facilities expansions; employment and executive compensation arrangements; employee benefit planning; information and technology matters; marketing and advertising issues; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and business valuation; just to name a few. Where appropriate, we collaborate with attorneys in other Greensfelder Practice Groups to provide particular expertise in a field.

Attorneys / Franchising

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