Franchising

Franchise Industry

MFA’s professionals have extensive experience serving franchising entities and are dedicated to helping companies and their owners strategize, plan and implement organizational and financial strategies in alignment with both their business and personal objectives. Day-in and day-out you will find our team working hand-in-hand with our franchisee clients on a wide variety of strategic matters all with an eye toward helping them to create an economic platform that fosters competitive advantage, stimulates growth and increases profitability.

Our Unique Services for Franchisees

 Improving Profitability and Stimulating Growth  
  • Explore alternatives to existing entity structure
  • Implement federal, state and local tax preservation strategies
  • Create multi-year tax projections and planning
  • Conduct sales and use tax planning
  • Identify and capture applicable tax credits and incentives
  • Preserve Net Operating Losses (NOLs)
  • Perform cost segregation studies
  • Maximize benefit of tangible property regulations
  • Create property taxation strategies
 Creating Competitive Advantage  
  • Improve quality of financial reporting
  • Audit financial statements
  • Optimize financing arrangements
  • Capital accounts tracking
  • Evaluate real estate agreements
  • Assess and recommend improvements to business processes and internal controls
  • Perform equity compensation planning
  • Design key employee retention programs
  • Establish defined benefit plan, if applicable
 Planning for the Future  
  • Conduct ongoing financial planning and analysis
  • Develop long-term tax forecasts showing impact on cash flow
  • Address risk management and insurance needs
  • Perform acquisition and expansion planning
  • Design wealth accumulation strategies
  • Activate personal investment management strategy
  • Formulate tax-efficient generational wealth transfer strategies
  • Succession planning for family and closely-held businesses
 Transitioning from 'Owner' to 'Investor'  
  • Get your business "sale-ready"
  • Evaluate exit options and deal strategy
  • Assess valuation ranges and transaction feasibility
  • Prepare confidential information memorandum
  • Research, identify, contact and initiate discussions with potential buyers/partners
  • Solicit, analyze and negotiate preliminary offers
  • Manage due diligence process
  • Negotiate and close deal
  • Provide ongoing, post transaction tax and investment advice

RELATED TEAM MEMBERS

Carl Famiglietti Managing Partner (978) 557-5333
Andrew Chaves Tax Partner (978) 557-5385
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