Rebekah Prince is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Barnes & Thornburg where she is the chair of the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group and a member of Corporate Department and Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group.
Rebekah 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. Rebekah regularly advises clients on the structuring of domestic and international franchise ventures including registration, disclosure and the development of franchise systems.
In addition, Rebekah 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.
Since 2012, Rebekah has been annually recognized by Franchise Times as a Legal Eagle. She is also recognized as a leading franchise lawyers by Who's Who Legal: Franchise 2017. She is a frequent author and has written chapters for the books, Fundamentals of Franchising and Mergers and Acquisitions of Franchise Companies.
After earning her B.S. from Washington & Lee University, Rebekah earned her J.D. from University of Texas School of Law.
Rebekah is admitted to practice in California and is an active member of the State Bar of California's Franchise Law Committee and of the American Bar Association.