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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak at 2015 International Franchise Expo

NEW YORK – June 18, 2015 – Shareholders Alan R. Greenfield and David W. Oppenheim, and Associate Ali Brodie from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the International Franchise Expo June 18, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Greenfield and Oppenheim are presenting “Structuring Your Franchise Network Expansion” and will discuss expansion models used for domestic and international growth, including the business and legal considerations for choosing the appropriate structure to accomplish the franchisor’s goals. Brodie is presenting “EB-5 Investor Program – Tool for Franchise Network Expansion” and will provide an overview of the EB-5 Program and discuss how franchisors and franchisees may benefit from the program.

Greenfield, a shareholder in the firm’s Chicago and Miami offices, concentrates his practice on international and domestic franchising, licensing, and distribution transactions. He counsels franchisors and manufacturers on everyday compliance and other franchise or distributor-related issues, such as registration and disclosure matters, negotiating agreements, relationship termination laws, maintaining good franchisee/distributor relations, and resolving disputes with franchisees/distributors. Greenfield’s extensive international practice consists of counseling a broad range of clients in structuring international expansion programs and expanding their brands around the globe through various means, such as area development, master franchising, and multiunit licensing. Greenfield also handles mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions involving franchise, license, or distribution networks.

Oppenheim, a shareholder in the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices, is a Chambers USA-ranked franchise attorney who has been named a Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” for the 10th consecutive year. He advises both emerging and mature companies with respect to planning, structuring, and implementing national and international franchise, distribution, and licensing programs. Oppenheim also handles franchise related mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions on behalf of his clients. He also routinely counsels clients regarding complex franchise and distributor relationship issues and disputes.

Brodie, an associate in the firm’s Denver office, focuses her practice on global business immigration and employer compliance law. She has a wide range of experience handling employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, and naturalization/citizenship matters.