We share our clients’ entrepreneurial focus and deliver responsive, practical, creative and focused legal counsel to companies in domestic and international franchise, supply chain and distribution matters.
With decades of experience partnering with clients in domestic and international franchise, supply chain, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, and licensing transactions, our Global Franchise and Supply Network group is recognized as a preeminent practice in the franchise and supply chain business and legal communities, with a particular focus in the restaurant, food service, logistics, transportation, health and wellness, and retail industries. We are recognized for representing franchisors, licensors, and dealers in developing strategies and structuring development and sales transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and related matters. In addition to defending against challenges to system practices and enforcement actions, we have extensive experience representing clients in disputes involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, intellectual property rights, breach of contract, misrepresentation, inadequate disclosure, improper termination, violation of state franchise relationship laws, and other business torts. We are also well known for our strengths in establishing and managing purchasing groups, cooperatives, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and sales representative systems in both domestic and international markets.