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Franchise Law

Acquisitions, Dispositions, Financings & Franchise Relationships

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.’s Franchise Law attorneys apply a thoughtful, proactive approach to handling issues of organization, growth, development, financing, purchase and sale of franchised businesses. Offering a suite of comprehensive services to business owners involved in significant franchise transactions, our Franchise Law team works to achieve the business owner’s desired objectives.

The scope of services Winthrop & Weinstine provides to franchisees and franchisors includes:
  • The purchase and sale of franchise businesses, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of multi-unit operations;
  • Negotiation and counseling on complex financing transactions, including multi-lender loan restructurings and sale/leaseback transactions;
  • Negotiation and structuring of venture transactions involving franchised businesses;
  • Structuring franchise relationships and review and preparation of franchise and license agreements;
  • Structuring and planning key relationships among owners, operators, executives, investors and lenders involved in franchise businesses;
  • Evaluation, counseling and negotiation regarding area development agreements, real estate purchases and sales, real estate leasing documentation and franchise leases;
  • Counseling on intellectual property issues involved in the franchise relationship, including trademarks, service marks, copyrights and trade secrets.

The experienced professionals in Winthrop & Weinstine’s franchise practice have dealt extensively with major lenders and franchisors in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries and other multi-unit franchise businesses. Over the past 20 years, our firm has been involved in a large number of franchise acquisitions, sales, financings and related real estate transactions.

For these reasons, successful franchise owners and operators seek the expertise of our franchise professionals to provide key advice and strategic thinking in connection with their most important business transactions.

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Professionals

Name

Phone

Email

Timothy M. Barnett
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6653 
f   (612) 604-6853 
Tammera R. Diehm
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6658 
f   (612) 604-6958 
James W. Dierking
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6651 
f   (612) 604-6851 
Jordan R. Humphrey
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6593 
f   (612) 604-6893 
Benjamin J. Klassen
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6464 
f   (612) 604-6864 
Ryan J. Schildkraut
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6489 
f   (612) 604-6889 
Bradley J. Walz
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6725 
f   (612) 604-6825 
Dean D. Willer
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6633 
f   (612) 604-6933 
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