Mr. Pearce is counsel in Bradley’s Charlotte office and focuses his practice on franchising. He has more than 35 years of experience managing the legal affairs of large global franchise systems, including Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., MAACO Auto Painting, and Econo Lube & Tune. In these roles, Mr. Pearce handles a variety of litigation and transactional matters, including landmark litigation matters defining the legal relationship between the franchisor and franchisee.
Regarded for his practical application of franchise law, Mr. Pearce regularly works on transactional matters for franchise systems and to bring new franchise concepts to market. He also assists franchisees as they navigate the franchise relationship and frequently works with private equity groups to assist them in due diligence efforts prior to purchasing franchise systems.
Mr. Pearce is an active member of the International Franchise Association, and also is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising Committee, where he previously served on the forum’s governing committee. He teaches a franchising course as an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. He received a B.A. at the University of Virginia.
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