Preparation of Revised Disclosure Documents - Casual Dining Chain
Represented a major casual dining chain in connection with the preparation of revised disclosure documents and other post-merger/post-royalty securitization changes.
Represented Five D, Inc. in a merger with United Country Real Estate, Inc.
Represented a well-known bar/entertainment-facility licensor in connection with its co-branding license with major entertainment concern.
Corporate and Financial Workout - Multi-Unit Franchisee with Restaurants in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Represented a major casual dining brand in connection with a corporate and financial workout with a multi-unit franchisee with restaurants in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Developed Franchise Disclosure Protocol
Developed an industry-leading state franchise disclosure protocol which enables our clients to obtain state franchise registrations faster, with less expense, and with fewer state requests for additional information than before.
Developing Franchise and Refranchising Programs - Multi-Concept Restaurant Operator
Represented a multi-concept restaurant operator with developing franchise and refranchising programs for its mature restaurant brands. Established a product test arrangement between a quick-service pizza concept and a holder of food-concession rights at an international airport.
Development and Implementation of a Multi-State Plan
Represented a fast casual dining chain in connection with the development and implementation of a multi-state plan to remedy over 100 franchise sales violations. The plan resulted in state administrative charges of less than $20,000, no state- or franchisee-initiated legal actions, and enabled the client to register its franchise offering in all desired states.
Due Diligence and Risk Assessment Review
Represented a major pizza brand in connection with a comprehensive due diligence and risk assessment review of its international franchise program and resulting action plan.
Establishment of a Manufacturing Joint Venture
Represented a proprietor of frozen pizza products to establish a manufacturing joint venture with the owner of a manufacturing facility.
Formation of Independent Association of Master Franchisees
Represented a group of master franchisees in connection with the formation and continuing representation of an independent association of master franchisees.
Franchise Expansion - Athletic Wear Retailer
Represented a large athletic wear retailer in its franchise expansion in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and throughout Latin America, and additionally in Romania and Croatia.
Franchise Expansion - Computer Retailer
Represented a major computer retailer in its franchise expansion and investment activities in Mexico.
Franchising and Refranchising - Initial Foray
Represented a midsize casual dining brand in connection with its initial foray into franchising and refranchising.
Franchisor Filing in China
Represented a major casual dining steakhouse brand in connection with one of the first existing franchisor filings in China under the new Chinese franchising regulations.
FTC Advisory Opinion
Represented a franchisor in connection with obtaining an FTC Advisory Opinion regarding the ability to count parents and affiliates when analyzing the fractional franchise exemption.
International Development Agreement
Represented a U.S. restaurant brand in drafting an international development agreement, a license and royalty agreement and an international services agreement related to their franchise program in China.
International Transaction - Casual Dining Brand
Represented a major U.S. casual dining brand in its entry into Canada and Mexico as its first international transaction in more than ten years.
Negotiation of a Revised Franchise Agreement
Represented an international franchised retail chain in the negotiation of a revised franchise agreement and operational policies with the franchisor’s franchisee association.
Negotiation of Development and Franchise Rights
Represented a private equity company in connection with its negotiation of development and franchise rights for a major restaurant brand.
Proposed Private Placement
Represented a leading environmentally friendly vehicle rental company in connection with a proposed private placement.
Master Franchising - Brazil and Mexico
Represented an internationally recognized video rental retailer in its master franchising in Brazil and Mexico.
Preparation of International-Specific Disclosure Documents
Represented dozens of franchisors in connection with the preparation of international-specific disclosure documents and regulatory filings.
Preparation of Revised Offering Circular
Represented a major casual dining brand to prepare a revised offering circular and refranchising forms (including purchase documentation) in connection with plans to refranchise over 500 restaurants. We also assisted with the sale and purchase documents for the first sale of almost 50 restaurants to an existing franchisee.
Offer and Sale of Marks and System - Casual Dining Restaurant
Represented a casual dining seafood restaurant in connection with the offer and sale of its marks and system to a Saudi Arabian party that will develop and operate restaurants in 10 Mid East and surrounding countries.
Retrieval of Pirated Internet Domain Names
Represented franchisors in the retrieval of pirated Internet domain names through ICANN proceedings.
Registration of Franchise Offerings
Represented numerous start-up franchisors and mature companies in the registration of franchise offerings.
Remediation Plan to Remedy Franchise Sales
Represented a Fortune 500 company in preparing a remediation plan to remedy over 1,500 franchise sales violations in virtually all 50 states.
Major Casual Dining: Entry Into Russian and Middle Eastern Markets
Represented a major casual dining steakhouse brand in connection with its entry into the Russian and Middle Eastern markets.
Refranchising - Taiwan Market
Represented a major video franchisor in connection with the refranchising of the Taiwan market.
Secured Creditors through Loan Covenant Default and Reorganization
Represented multi-chain franchise holding company in dealings with master franchisees, regulators and secured creditors through loan covenant default and reorganization.
California Remediation Program
Represented one of the largest service-based franchisors in the country in connection with a California remediation program.
Restructuring of Domestic Franchise Program
Represented a major international video and entertainment chain in connection with the restructuring of its domestic franchise program.