Eleanor Vaida Gerhards of Fox Rothschild LLP Named Certified Franchise Executive

February 27, 2013 – Press Releases

Eleanor Vaida Gerhards, an associate in the Warrington office of Fox Rothschild, was recently recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives – a branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation.

As an experienced franchise attorney, Gerhards works with startup and established franchise clients in the structuring of franchise programs, drafting of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and related contracts and counseling clients on regulatory compliance matters including obtaining and renewing state franchise registrations. She also handles matters related to master franchising, multi-unit licensing and area-development business arrangements. Gerhards also represents franchisors and franchisees in connection with the acquisitions and sales of franchise businesses.

Nearly 1,500 franchise executives are now enrolled or have received certification. More than 300 IFA members currently have one or more executives enrolled in the program that provides benefits such as specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking and professional standing.

Candidates are required to complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops. The program enhances franchise professionals’ understanding of the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects.