Expanding Franchise Brands’ Footprints Internationally
Lucie drafts and negotiates international master franchise and area development agreements and prepares disclosure documents for franchises expanding internationally. She collaborates with local counsel and international tax and trademark counsel to strategically and practically structure efficient growth of each client’s brand.
As a native of the Czech Republic, Lucie offers a valuable international perspective that allows her to better relate to clients’ experiences and form successful relationships with local counsel.
Advising Franchise Clients on Domestic Matters and Transactions
Lucie advises franchisor clients on domestic matters, such as franchise registration and disclosure issues (including drafting of franchise disclosure documents and related agreements), advertising issues, franchisee transfers, renewals, defaults and terminations, and other franchisor-franchisee relationship matters. She also represents franchisor clients (public and private) as franchise counsel in buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions.
Non-Franchise M&A and Financing Transactions
Lucie has represented public and private business clients across industries as buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings. She has also represented emerging companies (as issuers) and investors (including private equity firms, venture capital firms and angel investors) in private equity and debt securities offerings from early-stage investments to growth equity.
Commercial Contracts and Corporate Counseling
Lucie also functions as outside general counsel to clients, advising on day-to-day corporate matters as well as drafting and negotiation of complex commercial contracts.
Lucie has advised clients on corporate organization and governance questions.
Lucie has represented clients in a variety of industries, including restaurant, hospitality, retail, technology, software, services, agribusiness, telecommunications, health care and marketing sectors.