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Alan Greenfield

Chicago, USA Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Franchising
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Franchising - Global Market Leaders

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Alan Greenfield is a franchising expert with considerable experience acting for multinational clients in cross-border transactions. "Alan has been great," says one source, who enthuses: "Alan is available and provides practical and timely advice. He is knowledgeable about the international aspects and makes sure the client is protected."
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Practice Areas

Franchise & Distribution


Latin America Practice

Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

Trade Secrets


Energy Transactions

Restaurant Industry


Alan R. Greenfield concentrates his practice on international and domestic franchising, licensing and distribution matters. Alan works with both experienced and startup franchise companies in structuring franchise programs and drafting franchise-related documents. He counsels franchisors and manufacturers on everyday compliance and other franchise or distributor-related issues, such as registration and disclosure matters, negotiating agreements, relationship termination laws, maintaining good franchisee/distributor relations, and resolving disputes with franchisees/distributors.

Alan also works on international franchising, licensing and distribution transactions, and has helped clients with transactions in excess of 70 countries throughout North America, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He counsels a broad range of clients in expanding their brands internationally through all types of arrangements, such as master franchise and area development relationships, joint ventures, distribution relationships, non-traditional venue franchises, area representative relationships, and any combination of these arrangements.

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association (IBA)

International Franchise Association (IFA)

Florida Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association


Chambers Global, 2012-2022.

Chambers USA, 2015-2021.


J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law

B.A., cum laude, University of Central Florida


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Alan Greenfield

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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