Representative Experience

  • Represented a multi-brand retailer of apparel and personal care products in establishing retail sales and distribution systems throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America
  • Represented a manufacturer of unmanned ground vehicles to structure a governmental and industrial sales and distribution system, including distribution for military and law enforcement purposes in the Middle East
  • Represented multi-brand global hotel company in connection with worldwide exclusive development ventures for several hotel brands
  • Represented multi-brand global hotel company in acquiring a hotel system operating in Europe and South America, coupled with long term co-development rights
  • Represented a PE company in structuring high-technology based multi-brand food delivery service system in the US
  • Represented a global coffee company in structuring distribution and service systems in the US
  • Represented a luxury apparel and accessories company in establishing a global distribution system, including retail sales and distribution arrangements in various countries in Asia (Japan, Korea, Philippines)
  • Represented major real estate company in structuring master franchise arrangements in Brazil, India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Represented multi-brand global hotel company in establishing a joint venture to develop and manage multiple hotel brands in countries throughout the Mediterranean, North Africa and Eastern Europe
  • Represented multi-brand global hotel company in establishing operations in China through various means, including master franchise, joint venture, management license and direct cross-border franchise arrangements
  • Structured numerous domestic franchise and product distribution systems, including area development, area representation and single unit franchise and distribution arrangements
  • Counseled franchise, distribution and software companies on systemic changes and market withdrawals, including protracted negotiations with franchisee associations in connection with restructuring of franchise systems and attendant litigation
  • Represented franchise companies in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of franchise systems and integration of acquired systems
  • Represented international franchise and product distribution companies in connection with direct franchising, transnational franchising, joint venture, master franchise, multi-unit development and exclusive distribution transactions throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Advised domestic and international franchising companies with respect to US and foreign franchise disclosure obligations and related legal compliance matters