We assist with the formation of franchises, contracts, revenue sharing and intellectual property considerations in franchising arrangements. We have represented both franchisors and franchisees in disputes over contract obligations.
Extensive experience includes representation of a large national franchisor in the acquisition and development of more than 800 new store sites, in the disposition of surplus property, and in the closing of more than 100 sale lease-back transactions, representation as lead counsel to landlord in connection with acquisition and development of retail outparcels and negotiation of dozens of single-tenant retail leases for multiple sites in Georgia, North ...
Extensive experience includes representation of franchisees of a national restaurant operator in over 200 leases, representation of tenants in ground leases throughout the United States for new build and renovated restaurant locations, representation of restaurant tenants in leases for new and renovated open market spaces and commercial developments in metro Atlanta, representation of numerous national and local restaurant, bar and entertainment venue ...
- “Everyone in the Pool – Will We Ever Be Able to Include Back-of-the-House Staff in a Tip Pool?” Restaurant Startup & Growth magazineSeptember 1, 2017
- “Tipping Points – How to Avoid Getting Slammed By the Next Wave of Wage-and-Hour Class Actions Facing the Restaurant Industry,” Restaurant Startup & Growth magazineNovember 2, 2016
- “Ask A Lawyer! Is There a Way We Can Share Tips With Back-of-the-House Staff --- Legally?” Restaurant Startup & Growth magazineJuly 1, 2016