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There are nearly a million franchised businesses in the United States and the franchise industry’s value as an economic driver in the private sector is worth trillions of dollars. 

Andrews Kurth counsels franchisors, franchisees, lenders and investors on a wide range of issues confronting these businesses in this difficult and competitive market. Our extensive background advising clients involved in the foodservices, hotel, convenience store, gas station and other real estate franchise sectors means that we can handle franchise matters efficiently. 

We are experienced in handling large multiple property/state portfolio transactions and issues that typify many franchise matters. We work to manage the multiple party expectations and meet timelines for closing deals, which typically involves preparing multiple state mortgage documents and managing costs of local outside counsel in the multiple states involved in a transaction. 

In a distressed asset/workout matter, whether in a receivership, bankruptcy or out of court, we provide legal counsel in the following:

Our lawyers with experience in the restaurant industry know how to protect clients’ interests and maximize their opportunities. Our experience spans from safeguarding lenders from franchisee default and strategically structuring franchise loans to guiding clients on antitrust issues and high-stakes litigation. Our most recent franchise representative matters include:

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