Abhi Dubé is a business lawyer with a focus on international franchise and distribution transactions.

Abhi guides experienced and start-up businesses with planning and formation (e.g., structuring new programs, master franchises, multi-unit licenses, area development, joint ventures, strategic alliances, dealership and distribution arrangements), negotiating franchise and related agreements, mergers and acquisitions, refranchising, U.S. and international franchise disclosure documents and registration, exemptions-based franchising, and other franchise issues.

He counsels domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, including, restaurant, retail, fitness, hotel and lodging, and automobile manufacturing and rental. Abhi also helps private equity firms with the purchase and sale of franchise systems, assisting with franchise diligence and other phases of the transaction.

Abhi works extensively on international transactions, with many of the world’s premier brands, assisting with inbound and outbound expansion efforts. In addition to US transactions, he routinely advises on transactions in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, CIS, GCC, MENA and Australia/Oceania.

Abhi serves on the Executive Committee of DLA Piper's Associates Committee. He devotes significant time to pro bono work and, in 2016, received DLA Piper's North American Pro Bono Award.