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 of a property owner in the sale of property to be developed as a residential subdivision, representation of restaurant operators in the purchase and sale of the assets of franchise locations; and ...
Extensive experience includes representation of franchisees of a national restaurant operator in over 200 leases, representation of restaurant tenants in leases for new open market spaces in Atlanta, representation of numerous national and local restaurant operators, a coffee bar operator and a craft micro-brewery, and representation of a property owner in numerous restaurant leases in North Carolina.
- “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