IFA Hires First Common Counsel in its Historical past

Sarah Bush Brings Sturdy Expertise in Franchising to New Function

Veteran franchise lawyer Sarah Bush will function the International Franchise Association’s first normal counsel. Bush can be a central participant within the IFA’s authorities relations initiatives, the group stated in a information launch asserting her hiring.

Bush will strengthen the group’s efforts to thwart threats to the franchise enterprise mannequin in any respect ranges of presidency: federal, state and native. The information launch recognized key franchise business challenges as enlargement of the joint employer commonplace on and federal ranges; California’s FAST Act, which might create an appointed board to control fast-food employees’ pay and schedules; and different franchise relationship laws. Bush additionally will advise IFA members on legislative and regulatory issues. 

Sarah Bush is the IFA’s first-ever Common Counsel.

Expertise in Franchise Business

Bush’s background associated to the franchise business consists of being normal counsel for Mayweather Manufacturers and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit along with serving as counsel within the franchise practices of worldwide regulation companies DLA Piper, Foley & Lardner and Perkins Coie. Her experience encompasses home and worldwide franchise transactions, franchisor-franchisee relationships, franchise regulatory compliance, supply-chain administration, and mergers and acquisitions. Bush has labored with rising and established franchisors on wide-ranging points affecting the business. 

She is College of Tennessee Faculty of Regulation graduate with a focus in enterprise transactions. A member of the State Bar of Texas, Bush stated she is “grateful to have the chance to serve the franchise neighborhood on this function.” 

Bush Will Help IFA Mission 

The IFA for greater than six many years has advocated on behalf of the worldwide franchise business. The USA has greater than 790,000 franchisee-owned companies that generate $825 billion-plus for the American financial system. IFA members signify greater than 300 enterprise classes. Membership consists of franchisors and franchisees in addition to corporations that help franchising in areas similar to enterprise improvement, regulation, advertising and expertise.

Within the information launch, IFA President and CEO Matt Haller stated Bush’s “depth of expertise will present vital help in IFA’s mission to guard franchising and function a useful useful resource for our members to navigate at the moment’s enterprise panorama.” He added that her hiring “is welcome information to all the franchise neighborhood.”