Helping clients create a global footprint.

We represent franchise brands in commercial transactions around the world — whether a domestic company is expanding internationally, or a foreign company is expanding in the U.S. Our lawyers have experience in formulating development strategies and in structuring, negotiating and documenting cross-border transactions covering over 50 countries in every region of the world. Our mission is to help our clients create a development strategy that incorporates the flexibility that a long-term vision demands, and that best positions the client to pursue that vision.

Here’s just a sample of what we do:

  • Protect and register intellectual property rights internationally, and negotiate global licenses of trademarks and other intellectual property;
  • Negotiate and document master franchise and area development transactions abroad;
  • Facilitate operations and expansion in the U.S. by foreign companies;
  • Provide counsel with respect to compliance issues and dispute resolution in foreign markets;
  • Establish and assist in winding down multi-national joint ventures;
  • Negotiate and document global and regional supply chain and vendor contracts; and
  • Structure, negotiate and document cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and other complex business relationships.


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