Monroe Moxness Berg is pleased to announce that Brian Tunis has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Business Law and Corporate Finance/M&A practice groups. Brian has substantial experience in a wide array of transactional work. Brian advises business owners on matters related to the establishment, reorganization, structure, operation, and tax reporting requirements . . .
When you review the Top 200 list [Restaurant Finance Monitor‘s annual list of 200 top franchisees], you realize the big influence franchisees have on their franchise systems. Nonetheless, there’s always some tension between franchisor and franchisee. This often appears in two areas: development rights and required capex for remodels, upgrades or new equipment. Development Rights: . . .
Recently I spoke at a conference to lawyers on the current status of community banking, and it got me thinking about how much things have changed on that front for the restaurant industry. The federal regulations primarily directed at larger banks have trickled down to affect small community banks. As a consequence, these banks have . . .