Alan also works on international franchising, licensing and distribution transactions, and has helped clients with transactions in excess of 60 countries throughout North America, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He counsels a broad range of clients in expanding their brands internationally through all types of arrangements, such as master franchise and area development relationships, joint ventures, distribution relationships, non-traditional venue franchises (such as military bases, airports or train stations), area representative relationships, and any combination of these arrangements.
He is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on franchise/distribution transactions, and general corporate law.
•Franchise/distribution agreements - domestic and international
•Medical device and industrial equipment manufacturer distributorships
•Mergers and acquisitions
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2019
•Listed, Who's Who Legal: Franchise, 2018
•Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2015-2019
•Listed, Franchise Times, Legal Eagle, 2014-2019
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2015-2019
•Listed, Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2018, 2019
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
(Also at Chicago, Illinois Office)
Professional & Community Involvement
•Officer, International Franchising Committee, International Bar Association
•Member, International Franchise Association's Legal Symposium Task Force, 2015-2016
•Member, American Bar Association
•Forum on Franchising
•Liaison, Young Lawyers Division, Franchise Forum Governing Committee, 2011-2013
•Member, Florida Bar Association
•Member, Illinois Bar Association
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