Rebekah Prince is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Barnes & Thornburg where she is a member of the Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group and Corporate Department and the chair of the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group.
Rebekah has significant experience negotiating celebrity endorsement transactions as well as joint ventures and license agreements in the sports, restaurant and hospitality, media and entertainment, health and fitness and consumer products industries.
Rebekah’s hallmark is providing pristine client service. She provides her clients, a growing number of which are current and former professional athletes, with an outside corporate counsel approach. She provides legal advice traditionally offered to family offices and implements corporate governance and structure to growing individual brands. She works both with younger players navigating the beginning of a professional career, as well as current and retired players who are transitioning from being known as solely as athletes into successful business owners and investors.
Rebekah also has long-standing experience representing buyers, sellers and investment advisors in connection with financings, mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies. She 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 development of franchise systems
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.
Franchise Times Legal Eagle, 2019-2020