January 01, 2019 | Recognitions
Cheng Cohen Names Gina Malandrino Partner
We are thrilled to announce that Gina Malandrino has been named a partner at the firm effective January 1, 2019.
“Throughout her time at Cheng Cohen, Gina has consistently demonstrated the partnership values of legal excellence, dedication to the firm and strategic expertise of the franchise industry, all while delivering top performances for clients,” said Amy Cheng, founding partner of Cheng Cohen LLC. “Our people are critical to our mission of providing excellent client service and we are proud to welcome Gina to the partnership. We look forward to Gina’s continued growth and future at Cheng Cohen.”
Gina is a general corporate and commercial transactions attorney, and concentrates her practice on franchise and licensing law, commercial contracts and transactions, private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and organizational matters. Gina represents a broad range of mature and emerging franchise companies in various industries including hospitality, restaurants, pet care, fitness, motor fuel and convenience stores, and assists franchisors of emerging brands navigate the complexities of developing a franchise program. She also provides ongoing support and assistance to franchisors through all phases of development and operation with everyday business and operations matters they encounter. In her role, she handles all representative matters including drafting disclosure documents, counseling clients on regulatory and compliance issues, negotiating commercial business relationships, rebranding existing franchise systems, establishing joint venture relationships, expanding domestically and internationally, and assisting non-U.S. based franchisors expanding into the U.S. market.
Gina is an active member of the International Franchise Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising. She was also recently co-author on a book for the American Bar Association titled, “Exemptions and Exclusions under Federal and State Franchise Registration and Disclosure Laws.”