Intellectual Property and Technology - Franchise & Distribution
Richard Morey’s franchise and distribution practice is focused on working with both experienced and startup franchise companies, helping them structure new franchise programs and determine the most appropriate methods of single- and multi-unit franchising.
Richard counsels franchisors on everyday compliance and other franchise-related issues, such as registration and disclosure matters, negotiating agreements, maintaining good franchisee relations and resolving disputes with franchisees. He also works extensively on international franchising and licensing transactions, including master franchise, area development and single-unit licensing deals in Asia, Europe, Central America, the Middle East and the Caribbean, in addition to structuring other methods of international product distribution such as manufacturing and bottling arrangements.
In his corporate practice Richard handles all aspects of small- and mid-market mergers and acquisitions transactions, with a special focus on representing franchisors in M&A transactions. He also represents non-franchise clients on corporate, organizational and contract-related matters, including financing arrangements, workouts and management arrangements.
J.D., University of Pennsylvania 1996; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1993