Kendal Tyre is a co-leader of Nixon Peabody’s franchise team. With over 25 years of experience, he handles domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Kendal counsels companies expanding through master franchising, area development franchising, international franchising, management contracts, joint venture agreements, licensing agreements and product distribution arrangements throughout the world. Kendal has earned recognition as a ‘Legal Eagle’ by Franchise Times magazine. He has been named in Who’s Who Legal as being among the world’s leading franchise lawyers and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the field of franchise law. Kendal serves on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Franchising Law and is an author and editor of International Franchising 2016: Legal and Business Considerations, a 600-page publication that covers 41 countries and was a collaboration of over 60 legal practitioners across the globe, published by LexNoir Foundation.