Jan Gilbert Principal - Gray Plant Mooty

Jan Gilbert has worked with both start-up and developed franchisors and franchisees for more than 25 years and counsels them on all aspects of domestic and international franchising. Jan has a wide variety of experience working with franchising activities and franchise relationship matters, including: structuring franchise programs, counseling on federal and state regulatory issues (e.g., transfers, terminations, renewals), mergers and acquisitions, franchisee compliance issues, drafting franchise- and distribution-related agreements (e.g., master franchise, franchise, development and area representative agreements, sales and service contracts, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, and distribution agreements), negotiating domestic and international agreements and disputes, obtaining exemptions and interpretive opinions from regulatory agencies, responding to state and federal administrative inquires and investigations, and establishing franchise advisory councils and cooperatives.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
International Expansion through Master Franchising -- Is it Always the Right Approach?

Room: 1C05

Presented by: Carl Zwisler, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty and Jan Gilbert, Principal, Gray Plant Mooty

International development remains an intriguing and potentially profitable strategy for many franchisors. In exploring international expansion, how can franchisors maximize their return on investment (ROI)? What steps should franchisors take now in developing or redefining their international development strategy to avoid common costly mistakes? This session will explore 5 common issues which can impact franchisor's ROI and identify best practices in addressing those issues to maximize ROI. Issues addressed will include optimal structure for expansion, planning and budgeting, brand adaptation, due diligence and other topics.
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