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What the team is known for Provides counsel to franchisors from a range of industries on a variety of franchising issues, including day-to-day operations, vicarious liability and franchisee relationships. Offers significant expertise on both domestic and international franchise-related transactional matters including M&A. Also provides expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Provides representation to oil companies on matters such as compliance with gift card laws and opening convenience stores on gasoline station premises.
Strengths Interviewees say: "The firm is very responsive and supportive of our franchise needs 100% of the time."
Work highlights Advised Culligan on its domestic franchise program and its foreign franchise and licensing programs.
Beata Krakus has extensive experience in handling a range of corporate and M&A matters for franchisor clients. Sources report: "She is highly responsive, and provides advice in an efficient and well-organized manner, that is easily actionable."
Leonard Vines is based in St. Louis and works with franchisors and distributors. He handles matters such as regulatory compliance and franchise terminations.