Summa Franchise Consulting, LLC is a full-service franchise consulting company, providing an array of services, from franchise concept formation to consulting services. Summa Franchise Consulting provides services to franchisors of all sizes around the world. Through its affiliates, Summa Franchise Consulting also owns Franchise Dynamics, a full-service, “Inc. Magazine 500|5000”, award-winning franchise sales outsourcing (FSO) firm. Franchise Dynamics is responsible for building a significant number of successful franchise brands in virtually every segment of franchising, worldwide. Their goal is to partner with clients that they can develop throughout the entire business life cycle, from formation to growth to long-term success or investor exit, based on their client’s objectives. Additionally, Summa Franchise Consulting provides strategic and operational support services to franchise companies in commercial distress through its "Franchise Reorg” affiliate.
A client-driven enterprise recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward-thinking law firms in the industry, Akerman helps clients achieve their most important business objectives throughout the Americas and around the world. Operating from 25 offices, our more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Our franchise and licensing practice provides strategic guidance to franchisors, licensors, and subfranchisors regarding a range of legal and strategic business needs impacting their distribution models. Our experience extends to restaurant and retail development, health care and senior care, home-based and mobile franchise systems, franchise sales compliance, franchise relationship management, compliance with state and federal laws, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and counseling, formation and management of intellectual property, international franchising, counseling regarding bankruptcy and reorganization, and dispute resolution