Dive deep into the art of strategic business structuring in this enlightening video! Join industry experts Nate Riordan, founder of West Coast Franchise Law, and succession planning veterans Jeff Bannon and Greg Sisa from The Rawls Group as they unravel the complexities of franchise agreements, right of first refusal, and business structuring.

Understanding Right of First Refusal:

Delve into the nuances of the right of first refusal clause commonly found in franchise agreements. Explore real-life scenarios where this clause impacts both operations and real estate and learn expert strategies to strategically separate these entities for negotiation leverage.

Collaborative Long-Term Planning:

Explore the vital importance of aligning goals between franchisees and franchisors for sustained profitability. Discover how transparent discussions about the future can foster collaboration and understanding, laying the foundation for a prosperous long-term partnership.

Strategic Business Structuring:

Gain valuable insights into the art of structuring your business for maximum flexibility and value. Learn about diverse exit strategies, including selling operations or real estate separately, and understand how meticulous structuring can optimize your financial outcomes.

Empowering Difficult Conversations:

Understand the immense value of preparation in challenging discussions. Discover how a well-structured business, especially with the separation of operations and real estate, can provide you with leverage and control during negotiations and ownership transitions.

How We Help:

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities of franchise agreements, collaborative planning, or strategic business structuring? Do you find yourself facing difficult conversations without a clear strategy? The Rawls Group is here to help.

Contact us today to gain valuable insights and resources tailored to your specific needs. Our team of succession planners can provide expert guidance and support, empowering you to make informed decisions and achieve your business goals. Schedule a consultation with us and discover how we can assist you in optimizing your business for long-term success.

For more insight:

Visit the “Multi-Unit & Multi-Brand Franchise Ownership Strategies” discussion page or select one of the additional episodes of the series below:


  • Succession Readiness Survey:  A 7-minute investment in time will put you in an informed position of opportunities many business owners overlook, impacting business value, growth, and lifestyle and ultimately achieving your vision.
  • Contact a Succession Planner: The Rawls Group can help you with insights and other resources and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas to apply to your business immediately.

Business Structuring

Business structures and agreements have a direct impact on areas such as, but not limited to, taxation, ownership control, shareholder access to cash flow, and family governance.  Agreements preclude disagreements. Click the following links for more drill-down resources on Business Structuring.

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We can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.