Counsel to Media Company
Established processes to reclaim a substantial number of franchised territories after private equity’s purchase of a media company.
Counsel to Franchisees
Represented franchisees for various national franchises on numerous issues including the sale and acquisition of existing franchises.
Counsel in Equity and Asset Sales
Represented sellers and purchasers in over $100MM in equity and asset sales involving franchises, restaurants, construction, manufacturing, and other commercial enterprises.
$15MM Direct Loan for Restaurant Sites
Lead negotiation for $15MM direct loan for a franchisee to finance the equipment purchase and development of restaurant sites for its franchise business. Real estate aspects of the loan transaction involved multiple takedowns and placements of mortgages in five states.
Real Estate Commercial Leases
Prepared and negotiated leases/ground leases on behalf of numerous tenants including Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, Ruby Tuesday franchisee, Big Boy International, Snap Fitness franchisee, Blackrock Bar & Grill franchisee, along with several commercial leases for office, warehouse and manufacturing space for local, regional and national corporate entities.
Anonymous Internet Speaker Identified for Defamatory Emails and Franchisor Exonerated
Represented restaurant franchisor in dispute with terminated consultants. Successfully identified anonymous internet speaker who allegedly sent defamatory emails to franchisees.
Successful Mediation of Restaurant Franchisor Disputes
Represented restaurant franchisor in disputes with franchisees alleging fraudulent inducement of franchise agreements. Successfully litigated and mediated resolutions of disputes.
Healthcare Franchisor Mediation
Represented healthcare franchisor in mediation over terms of franchise agreement.
Franchisor Obtains Injunction
Represented a tutoring franchisor in litigation against a franchisee that continued using the franchisor's trade secrets, marks, and trade dress following termination of the franchise agreement. We prevailed against the franchisee's efforts to have the claims dismissed and removing the case to federal court, and obtained an injunction enjoining franchisee's wrongful conduct following an evidentiary hearing.
Counsel to Franchisors in State Administrative Matters
Represent franchisors in connection with state administrative inquiries regarding alleged franchise law violations.