Franchising Experience

Kacie Davis is known for taking a highly practical approach to the representation of franchisors. Kacie is experienced in federal and state regulatory matters and knows how to navigate the often complicated and confusing laws facing franchisors. Her hands-on experience is both dimensional and broad, and includes comprehensive legal counsel pertaining to:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Purchase and sale of franchised businesses
  • Transfers and assignments of franchised businesses
  • Corporate structuring
  • General business and employment issues
  • Intellectual property and brand protection
  • Preparation and annual renewals of franchise disclosure documents
  • Launching start-up franchisors and developing compliant internal operations

Kacie has served as counselor to start-up franchisors that range from a single company store to multiple franchised locations to national franchisors requiring compliance with both state and federal regulations. Kacie is well-versed in all aspects of establishing the franchise model, providing astute solutions to sales and growth questions specific to franchised businesses, and working with her clients to maintain a proactive stance when it comes to regulatory compliance. Kacie has advised on the development of intellectual property strategies and best practices initiatives geared toward the protection of her clients and the mitigation of potential disputes with franchisees. As result, she is called upon again and again to act as outside general counsel to many franchisor businesses.

Kacie works with her franchisor clients to overcome the host of challenges they face in managing and selling franchises, a sampling of which includes:

  • Registration, disclosure and compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Risk, penalties and fine-avoidance tactics
  • Brand preservation involving the protection of trademarks and intellectual property
  • Uniformity enforcement among franchised locations
  • Termination of franchise relationships in compliance with varying state laws