Franchise Attorney Alan R. Greenfield Joins Greenberg Traurig

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Alan R. Greenfield has joined its Chicago office.

The International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that Alan R. Greenfield has joined its Chicago office as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice. He will focus on domestic and international franchising, licensing and distribution matters. A member of the Florida bar, Greenfield will also spend time in the firm’s Miami office.

Greenfield works with both experienced and start-up franchise companies in structuring franchise programs and drafting franchise-related documents. 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 also works extensively on international franchising, licensing and distribution transactions. He counsels a broad range of clients in expanding their brands internationally through various means. He has helped clients with transactions in countries and regions that include Australia, the Baltics, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Norway, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and the UK.

“Alan is an accomplished attorney with impressive skills and experience in the franchise and distribution area,” said Paul T. Fox, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office. “We are pleased to count him among our colleagues and look forward to the value he will bring to our firm and our clients.”

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Greenfield was an associate in the Chicago office of DLA Piper LLP. He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and a B.S., cum laude, from the University of Central Florida.

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