Our experienced franchise team represents multi-unit franchise owners involved in significant business transactions throughout the United States, especially in the QSR industry. Our extensive industry knowledge gives us a full appreciation of the issues facing restaurant entrepreneurs and the insight to resolve them quickly.
In large, multi-unit franchise transactions, there are so many different aspects to coordinate, and potential pitfalls that it requires careful planning and efficient management. We add value for our clients by quickly focusing on the meaningful issues in a business transaction and efficiently leading the parties through the structuring, negotiation, documentation, and successful closing of each deal. Our proven approach consistently results in the successful closing of transactions on our client’s desired timetable.
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.
billion dollars in aggregate value
65 Burger King units located throughout Oregon and Washington.
64 KFC units (including 25 fee properties) located throughout Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska.
56 Burger King units (including 40 fee properties) located throughout Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
32 Taco Bell units (including 21 fee properties) located in Florida.
28 Taco Bell and other Yum! Brand units (including 15 fee properties) located in Georgia.
76 Taco Bell units located throughout the Northeastern U.S.
80 Pizza Hut units located throughout the Southeastern U.S.
77 Pizza Hut units located throughout Texas.
40 Burger King units located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware
The Fazoli’s brand franchise operations, including 125 corporate owned Fazoli’s units operating throughout the continental U.S.
41 Hardee’s units located throughout Tennessee.
44 Pizza Hut units located throughout Georgia, Virginia and Florida.
$110M of senior secured debt for Taco Bell franchisee.
$90M of senior secured debt for Pizza Hut franchisee.
$33M of senior secured debt for Taco Bell franchisee.
$22M of senior secured debt and revolving debt for Church’s franchisee.
$14.5M of senior secured debt for Taco Bell franchisee.
Dedicated Attorneys and Professionals
Jonathan W.J. ArmourP / 612.604.6742E / email@example.com
Timothy M. BarnettP / 612.604.6653E / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammera R. DiehmP / 612.604.6658E / email@example.com
James W. DierkingP / 612.604.6651E / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan J. SchildkrautP / 612.604.6489E / email@example.com
Benjamin J. KlassenP / 612.604.6464E / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary C. TaylorP / 612.604.6604E / email@example.com
Communications sent to Winthrop & Weinstine via e-mail may not be secure, do not create an attorney/client relationship, are not and should not be considered to be confidential and may not be protected by attorney/client privilege. We will not take any action in response to your e-mail unless and until we have expressly agreed to be engaged by you, which is typically done in writing. If you are looking for legal representation, you should contact us by phone.
If you understand and agree with these terms, please click on the "I Agree" button to send us an email. Otherwise, please click "Cancel."