Successful franchising includes a variety of business and legal issues relating to the development and implementation of a franchise expansion program; developing an effective and fair franchise relationship structure; legal compliance; furnishing products and services that benefit franchisees; and establishing durable franchise relationships. This workshop will explore a wide range of subjects bearing on the successful expansion, administration and operation of a franchise network. All workshop attendees receive admission to the exhibits on all three days.
Friday, June 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Advance: $210 includes exhibit hall admission and seminars
On-Site: $260 includes exhibit hall admission and seminars
Individuals enrolled in the Certified Franchise Executives program will earn 100 education credits towards completion or recertification of the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation by attending Structures and Operational Strategies. For more information about the Certified Franchise Executives program, please call or email Rose DuPont (202-662-0771 -- firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.franchise.org/certification.aspx.
Franchisors, attorneys, consultants, and anyone involved and interested in domestic expansion.
A. The Role of Franchisees
B. Establishing Durable Franchise Relationships
C. Franchisor Services
Presented by: Richard J. Morey, Partner, DLA Piper US LLP (www.dlapiper.com)
Richard Morey is a partner in DLA Piper's Franchise and Distribution practice group and in the Corporate practice group, based in Chicago. Mr. Morey's franchise and distribution practice is focused on working with both experienced and start-up franchise companies, helping them structure new franchise programs and determine the most appropriate methods of single- and multi-unit franchising. He counsels franchisors on everyday compliance and other franchise-related issues, such as registration and disclosure matters, negotiating agreements, maintaining good franchisee relations and resolving disputes with franchisees. He also works extensively on international franchising and licensing transactions, including master franchise, area development and single-unit licensing deals in Asia, Europe, Central America, the Middle East and the Caribbean, in addition to structuring other methods of international product distribution such as manufacturing and bottling arrangements.
In his corporate practice Mr. Morey handles all aspects of small- and mid-market mergers and acquisitions transactions, with a special focus on representing franchisors in M&A transactions. He also represents non-franchise clients on corporate, organizational and contract-related matters, including financing arrangements, workouts and management arrangements.
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