Last week, Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorney Ali Brodie and Franchise & Distribution attorneys David Oppenheim and Alan Greenfield, spoke in Houston, Texas, at the Franchise Expo South sponsored by the International Franchise Association.

Ali provided a seminar on the EB-5 investor program as a tool for franchise network expansion. She discussed how the EB-5 program affords unique alternative funding opportunities for franchise companies to raise capital and expand their franchise networks by working with EB-5 investors from around the world.

David and Alan provided a seminar on structuring for franchise network expansion. They explored common expansion models used for both domestic and international growth, with an overview of the legal considerations for choosing one structure over another.

The Franchise Expo South, a three day convention, offered the greatest comprehensive networking and educational experiences about franchising in the industry. The Expo attracted thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners interested in franchise opportunities. Attendees had occasion to meet with hundreds of franchise representatives and join innovative seminars taught by experts in the field.