Webinar: Preparing for Franchisee Bankruptcies in a COVID-19 World

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Presented via live webinar.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted economies around the world with many franchised businesses forced to close, limit normal operations, or change their business model altogether. These unprecedented times mean that unfortunately, franchisors could be faced with a franchisee on the verge of bankruptcy. Join Lathrop GPM bankruptcy and franchise counsel Jim Wahl, Robert Haupt, Phil Bohl, and Lauren O’Neil Funseth for a panel discussion on key issues for franchisors to consider in preparing to deal with financially distressed franchisees. Topics will include:

  • Overview of bankruptcy process and terminology
  • Warning signs of a franchisee’s financial distress
  • Steps to take prior to a franchisee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Post-filing matters/evaluating how best to protect the franchisor’s interests