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Franchising
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Provided by Carl Zwisler

Global

Practice Areas

Franchise & Distribution Law

Career

https://www.lathropgpm.com/Carl-Zwisler

With perspective gained from his early career as International Franchise Association General Counsel, Carl has played a unique role in shaping U.S. and international franchise regulations. He has represented franchisors, suppliers and master franchisees in more than 85 industries.

Carl has earned a global reputation for his understanding the nuances of international expansion and the steps required to contain the costs, time and risks that his clients face. Besides advising clients from the U.S. and abroad in developing and implementing their international expansion programs, Carl has decades of experience helping foreign companies establish franchise operations in the U.S.

An acknowledged expert on franchise sales regulations, Carl was one of the nine franchise private practitioners selected by the Federal Trade Commission to participate in its November, 2020 public workshop exploring potential changes to the FTC’s Franchise Rule.

Professional Memberships

• Member, Maryland Attorney General’s Franchise Advisory Committee, 2013-present

• Chair, IFA/SBA Franchise Registry Task Force, 2012-2017

• International Distribution Institute, U.S. Franchise Law Expert, 2008-present

• IFA Chief Staff Counsel / General Counsel, 1975-1983

Publications

Editor-in-chief, Lathrop GPM’s Global Franchise Regulation Update.

More than 110 presentations and 60 articles on franchising and distribution.

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Franchising - Global Market Leaders
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Band 3

Carl Zwisler frequently acts on behalf of global franchisors in a variety of sectors, including food, hospitality and financial services. His strengths include negotiating franchising and distribution agreements, and advising clients on expansion both into and out of the USA.

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