$30 Million Private Offering and Controlling Interest Acquisition in Franchisor
Represented a group of investors in a $30 million private offering and acquisition of a controlling interest in a leading U.S. dog daycare franchisor. Handled investment documentation for private offering by buyer entity, operative documents for the acquisition, and conduct of due diligence.
Favorable Outcome for Franchisor in Breach of Contract Case
Obtained damage award in favor of franchisor in breach of contract action brought against franchisee and guarantors.
Representation of International Franchisor in Catastrophic Injury Case
Represented an international franchisor in a catastrophic injury case litigated to the Nebraska Supreme Court, including presentation of oral argument on behalf of the franchisor before the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Successful Outcomes for Hotel and Real Estate Franchisors in Trademark Infringement Matters
Successfully pursued trademark infringement actions on behalf of international hotel and real estate franchisors.
Acquisition of Franchise Restaurants
Represented a private investment firm in its acquisition of franchise restaurant outlets across multiples states. Handled the acquisition agreement and other operative documents, due diligence, franchise documentation and licensing.
Representation of Major Consumer Products Company
Represents a major manufacturer of consumer products in relations with its distributors.
Successfully Enforced Franchise Agreement Terms
Successfully enforced terms of franchise agreement for franchisor to dismiss franchisee's claims and require filing according to contract's venue clause.
Successfully Defended Franchisor's Trademarks and Trade Names
Served as lead counsel in various holdover franchisee disputes, successfully restraining former franchisees from using franchisor's trademarks and trade names.
Defense of Franchisee Against MMPA Claims
Successfully defended a franchisee oil change service against claims under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal for Hotel Franchisor
Obtained summary judgment and affirmation on appeal for national hotel franchisor accused of negligence for franchisee's alleged conduct.
Summary Judgment in Breach of Distributorship Agreement
Won summary judgment on behalf of national manufacturer client against a former distributor who sued claiming breach of exclusive distributorship agreement.
Won Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret Case for National Franchisor
Won a permanent injunction in a trade secret case against a former executive on behalf of a national franchisor.