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Understanding Private Equity in Franchising

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In the third of eight segments in the 4th Annual Franchise Legal Series the focus is on Private Equity in Franchising. Amy Cheng, co-founder of Cheng Cohen LLC joins host, Paul Segreto to provide her insight and perspective about private equity and its role in franchising today.

About Our Guest

Amy Cheng is the co-founder of Cheng Cohen LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Amy concentrates her practice in domestic and international commercial transactions, general corporate, and franchise, licensing and distribution law. She represents franchisors on the structuring and operation of their franchise programs through all phases of development.  She also represents non-U.S. based franchisors expanding into the U.S. market.  Amy has extensive experience in structuring and drafting agreements for complex franchise, licensing and distribution relationships and in regulatory compliance. Her experience includes advising clients in connection with complex issues arising from the ownership of multiple brands, non-traditional opportunities, system restructuring and brand acquisition.  Amy also advises clients on the structuring of non-franchised distribution systems.

Amy is a current member of the International Franchise Association Women's Franchise Committee and she is also the Vice Chair of the International Franchise Association’s Annual Legal Symposium.  She is an Associate Editor for the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal.  Amy also serves as a member of the Franchise Advisory Board for the Illinois Attorney General.  For her work in this area, Amy was named a "Legal Eagle" by the Franchise Times, recognized by Who's Who Legal, Leading Lawyers, and Chambers and Partners, and selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® in the field of franchise law.