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Nixon Peabody LLP

Franchising

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What the team is known for

Represents franchisors and distribution companies through the full process of franchising, with expertise in M&A, franchise documentation and high-stakes dispute resolution. Offers a strong bench of attorneys experienced in international and domestic franchising matters. Counsels on transfers, terminations, renewals and franchisee association issues. Acts for a large roster of clients drawn from the restaurant, retail and financial industries among others.

Work highlights

Nixon Peabody represented Hard Rock International in the expansion of its brand into a variety of international markets.

Notable practitioners

Kendal Tyre is able to assist clients in a swath of industries with issues such franchise registration, disclosure and enforcement. He is noted for his proficiency in matters related to international expansion.

Co-leader the firm's franchise practice, Keri McWilliams advises franchisors across a wide range of industries.

Steven Feirman provides extensive support to businesses on global expansion issues and franchise compliance, among other matters. His broad sector expertise covers food and drink, education, real estate and travel.

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Overview

The franchising industry is dramatically shifting from domestic growth to international development. And we’re seeing an increase in large multi-unit and area developers. Our focus is, and always will be, on helping clients make smart/strategic decisions that enable them to grow and protect their businesses while also taking advantage of trends that further their business objectives.

We have deep understanding and experience in helping clients navigate every phase of the franchising process, from startup and business concept refinement through business launch and international expansion, and we’ve got an extensive track record of successfully litigating matters on behalf of franchise systems, domestically and internationally.

Hundreds of franchise systems in more than 85 countries throughout the world rely on us for everything from global expansion and brand development/protection strategies, to licensing and distribution issues, and “bet the company” litigation. For three of the past four years, U.S. News/Best Lawyers has honored us as “Law Firm of the Year” for franchising!

We provide top-notch client service and comprehensive, cost-effective solutions to address your most complex business issues.

Who we work with:

  • Restaurants
  • Retailers and distributors
  • Learning centers and fitness centers
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Luxury brands

Franchising

Nixon Peabody LLP

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Location

55 West 46th Street

New York

New York

USA

NY 10036-4120

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Franchising


Kendal H Tyre
Band 4
Keri McWilliams
Band 4
Steven Feirman
Band 4