Due Diligence in Franchise Acquisitions

, New York Law Journal


Franchising columnist David J. Kaufmann writes: Perhaps the greatest skill set possessed by franchise counsel which will prove integral to a contemplated acquisition is the knowledge and ability to conduct meaningful due diligence of the target franchisor and its franchise network. Ironically, even though franchising is at the very core of franchisor acquisitions, quite typically the investment banks and very large law firms guiding the transaction are more concentrated on mechanics and finances.

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