Co-Chair, Franchise & Licensing Practice
Kevin Hein serves as co-chair of Akerman’s Franchise and Licensing Practice, a highly experienced team that handles U.S. and International franchising, licensing, dealership and trademark counseling, registration, and litigation matters for franchisors, licensors, subfranchisors, dealers, and other business clients. For more than two decades, Kevin has focused his practice on counseling companies that rely on franchising as part of their distribution models on a wide range of legal issues, including state and federal disclosure requirements, compliance with state relationship laws, franchise sales compliance, restaurant, and retail development, franchising in the health and wellness industries, mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling, bankruptcy and reorganization, and dispute resolution.
Kevin’s experience in the restaurant industry includes advising clients regarding corporate formation, real estate acquisition and development, leasing issues, corporate financing activities, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, general corporate matters, and franchise relationship issues. In addition, he regularly counsels established and emerging healthcare and wellness clients to ensure their franchise systems and licensing programs are structured to comply with federal and state laws regarding corporate practice of medicine, fee-splitting, Stark and physician self-referral regulations, HIPAA compliance, and other healthcare-related compliance issues.