Practices  |  Franchise

M&A/Financial Transactions

Overview

Our Franchise Group attorneys have served as deal and franchise counsel in the acquisition of numerous franchise companies. We assess the target company’s level of compliance with franchise registration/disclosure and relationship laws, determine the status and enforcement of existing franchise agreements, assess the level of franchisee discontent, identify potential risks and liabilities that the acquisition documents should address, draft and negotiate the franchise portions of the deal documents, and develop new franchise programs for the purchasers. 

We also have served as deal and franchise counsel in the disposition of a number of franchise companies. In this capacity, we assess the seller’s level of compliance with franchise registration/disclosure and relationship laws, correct noncompliance issues, and draft and negotiate the franchise portions of the deal documents. In addition, our Franchise Group attorneys have served as franchise counsel in a wide variety of financial transactions, including a $1.25 billion whole business securitization transaction and numerous public and private offerings.

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