Cross-Border Franchising

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We work with American and Canadian franchisors taking their systems across the border or overseas. We also work with foreign franchisors seeking to operate in the U.S. and/or Canada. In either situation, we provide advice and assistance with all applicable legal issues, including:

• Selection of corporate entity and capitalization issues;

• Negotiating master franchise licenses or area development agreements;

• Revising and customizing standard disclosure documentation for compatibility with applicable jurisdictions;

• Tax considerations and structures;

• Immigration advice regarding travel, temporary employment, visas, NAFTA, etc.;

• International intellectual property, technology licensing and brand protection;

• Employment law issues;

• Registration with state and national regulators; and

• Cross-border supply chain and product distribution issues.

To learn more about major areas of our Franchise & Distribution practice, please select from among the following: 

Franchise & Distribution 

Starting a Franchise System 

Growing a Franchise System 

Franchise Dispute Resolution

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