Seyfarth Events

The Future of Franchising: What Will Be Keeping You Up At Night


Cost: There is no cost to attend but registration is required and seating is limited.

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST:  Registration
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST:  Program and Strategic Discussion 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST:  Networking and Cocktail Reception
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
1075 Peachtree Street  
Atlanta, GA 30309
Join members of Seyfarth Shaw’s nationally-recognized franchise law team -- who have decades of experience successfully protecting franchisors’ rights and investments -- as they curate a discussion among franchise executives, industry leaders, and in-house franchise counsel regarding what the future holds for the franchise business model, both in the United States and abroad. 
The program will feature a series of interactive discussions exploring the future of franchising and how it will impact franchisors and their interests in the near, mid- and long term. 
Panel Topics
  1. Technology: the great game changer -- how will the franchising model need to evolve?
  2. Controlling the franchise system -- joint employer and vicarious liability risks
  3. What evolving ownership structures mean for the future of franchising: from multi-unit development to private equity investments
  1. Sloane Perras, Chief Administrative & Legal Officer, The Krystal Company
    John Skelton, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  2. Robert Gappa, Founder & CEO, CFE, Management 2000
    Ted Scartz, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Aaron's Inc
    John Skelton, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  3. Sonny Cohen, Fmr. GC and Chief Administrative Officer, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
    John P. Jordan, Vice President, Roark Capital Group 
The event will be hosted and moderated by Seyfarth Shaw attorneys, Andrew Sherman, John Skelton, Brett Bartlett and Daniel Blumenthal.