Barnes & Thornburg announced today that Rebekah Prince has joined the firm’s Corporate Department as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Previously, Prince was a partner at Eisner Jaffe Gorry Chapman & Ross LLP, where she was Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Prince focuses her practice on an extensive range of corporate matters, with an emphasis on merger and acquisitions and franchise and distribution law. She has experience representing buyers, sellers and investment advisors in connection with financings, mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies. She also has been involved in the structuring and closing of multi-million dollar acquisitions of franchise systems and large-scale portfolio purchases and sales of franchised and company-operated outlets. Prince regularly advises clients on the structuring of domestic and international franchise ventures including registration, disclosure and the development of franchise systems.

“As expansion via acquisitions continues to grow, including for franchisors and large multi-franchise owners, Rebekah’s substantial experience in franchise and licensing deals, as well as the attendant corporate finance transactions, will be of great assistance to our clients nationally,” said David Allen, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Los Angeles office.

In addition to her M&A and franchise law matters, Prince has represented celebrity licensors in apparel, food and goods licensing transactions with significant worldwide distribution channels. She also has experience negotiating celebrity endorsement transactions, joint ventures and license agreements in the restaurant and hospitality, media and entertainment, health and fitness and consumer products industries.

Prince is admitted to practice in California and is an active member of the State Bar of California’s Franchise Law Committee and the American Bar Association. She earned her J.D. from University of Texas School of Law and her B.S. from Washington & Lee University.


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