Selecting, Financing and Managing Legal Issues in a Franchise

October 21, 2013 individual and panel presentation and audience discussion with Marcleo Alvarez, Franchise Coach/Broker, The Entrepreneurs Source; David Enquist, President, Business Lending Solutions, Inc.; and William A. Price, Attorney at law, Growth Law.

Hosted by the Chicago University Booth School of Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable alumni group at Calamos Investments Building, City Gate Grille Plaza Level, Naperville, Illinois.
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Our panelists tonight include:

Marcelo Alvarez is a Franchise Broker for more than 130 leading franchise systems. Marcelo helps his clients explore the possibility of starting a business by guiding them through a process of discovery where he helps his clients learn and pursue business and franchise options that are targeted to their needs. In addition, Marcelo is a part-time Small Business Counselor and Instructor with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, IL. Before starting his own business in 2006, Marcelo spent 20 years in corporate America where he had finance, marketing, business development and general management roles with Pespi-Cola, Miller Brewing and Capital One. He has marketing and Finance degrees from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Management from LaSalle University. For more information

David Enquist has over 30 years of lending experience to the small business community throughout the United States. In 1989 David left a distinguished commercial banking career to form his own lending and consulting business. Over the years, David has been involved in funding projects totaling in excess of $1,000,000,000! In the greater Chicagoland area, David is a recognized authority in the utilization of the Small Business Administration loan programs. As a highly effective consultant for both lenders and borrowers, David expeditiously prepares structuring recommendations and financial analysis for project funding requests of all types, sizes and circumstances. For more information

William A. Price is a lawyer in private practice in Warrenville, Illinois. His franchise practice has included advice to general counsels of existing franchise systems on contract management and regulatory compliance organization; Franchise Disclosure Document drafting for franchisors and analysis for existing and prospective franchisees, negotiation of LLC operating Agreements for food service and other franchise co-owners, dispute resolution for joint owners and franchisors, drafting and negotiation of site licenses and employee contracts for franchisees, and arrangements for financing in conjunction with both purchase and sale of single and multiple unit businesses. His general business practice includes U.S. and international clients. His volunteer work includes leadership roles in the Institute of Illinois Business Laws, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable. For more information

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