Cheng Cohen Attorneys Participate in International Roundtable at M&A Conference

CHICAGO - June 30, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Amy Cheng and Michael R. Daigle, partners at Cheng Cohen, the franchise industry's premier full service boutique law firm, will participate in a roundtable on international mergers and acquisitions at the 2015 Summer Conference hosted by The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA). Approximately 500 private equity investors and other dealmakers are anticipated to attend the annual event in Chicago, July 7 through 9. The International Roundtable will occur at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8.

The roundtable will be an interactive opportunity to discuss global deal making over breakfast. Topics will include best practices for firms interested in extending their presence internationally, the broad legal differences between international and U.S.-based M&A transactions, how a firm can begin exploring international markets if not already doing so, and an analysis of the financial costs for failing to consider international markets as expansion targets.

Amy Cheng is a founding partner of Cheng Cohen and a respected franchise legal industry expert. She represents franchisors of all sizes on the structuring and operation of franchise programs through all phases of development and assists private equity firms in connection with acquisitions of franchise companies. She also assists U.S. clients with their international expansion and foreign clients entering the U.S. market. Active in various professional organizations, she chaired this year's International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, is widely published and consistently wins industry honors, among them from The Best Lawyers of America®.

After spending 25 years on the corporate side with businesses such as Quiznos, Boston Market, Einstein Bagels and Blockbuster, Michael Daigle now advises both U.S. and foreign franchisors on a variety of legal matters as a Cheng Cohen partner. An authoritative legal trade industry editor and widely published, he has also presented on international franchise matters at ABA conferences in Argentina, Dublin, Paris, and London. He previously served as Co-Chair of the International Commercial Transactions, Franchising and Distribution Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.

Cheng and Daigle will be joined by other industry experts on the International Roundtable including Lorenzo Bacciardi, of Bacciardi and Partners, and Simon Rous, of Ashfords LLP. Basil Peters, Strategic Exits Corp. partner, will lead the International Roundtable. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will deliver the Conference's keynote address. For more information on the breakfast event and the AM&AA Summer Conference, please visit

About Cheng Cohen, LLC

Established in 2007, Cheng Cohen grew out of a simple credo: to provide uncompromising client service and sound, practical legal advice to franchise and distribution clients for a fair and reasonable fee. Today, the boutique law practice is recognized as one of the leading franchise firms in the country providing franchisors, licensors and manufacturers with the comprehensive legal services, litigation support and development assistance needed to bring their products and services to market efficiently and economically. In addition to its consistent first tier ranking for franchising by U.S. News – Best Lawyers listing of Best Law Firms, Cheng Cohen has also been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as a leader in franchising for both client service and commercial awareness. Additional information about Cheng Cohen can be found at

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