Kendal handles domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as licensing, distribution and franchise matters.
With over 25 years of experience, I counsel companies expanding through master franchising, area development franchising, international franchising, management contracts, joint venture agreements, licensing agreements and product distribution arrangements throughout the world. I also have extensive experience structuring, negotiating and enforcing domestic and international franchise, license, distribution and acquisition agreements.
I am a frequent contributor to franchise publications and a frequent speaker at franchise programs held by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association.
I am the executive director of the LexNoir Foundation and serve as an editor and author for the “Franchising In” international book series published by the LexNoir Foundation. My recent books include International Franchising 2016: Legal and Business Considerations, a 600-page publication that covers 41 countries and was a collaboration of over 60 legal practitioners across the globe.
I have been appointed to serve in my second term as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), which is a U.S. federal advisory committee that advises the U.S. government on U.S. trade policy in Africa.
Franchising has experienced phenomenal growth around the world and Africa is no exception. The saturation of Western markets, the relaxation of trade barriers and the globalization of business have pushed franchisors to new African markets to distribute their products and services. My franchise practice is at the forefront of this industry trend.
District of Columbia
Brown University, B.A., with honors
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law & Inequality
Washington, DC Corporate partner Kendal Tyre, co-leader of both the Franchising & Distribution team and the DEI Strategic Services group, contributed this article on current DEI trends in the franchise industry and initiatives that provide entrepreneurial opportunities for people of color.
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