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Carlos L. White
Health-chising: Starting-up a Health Care Franchise
Health Care Alert
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18 April 2016
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2 February 2016
K&L Gates Adds to Corporate/Franchise Practice in Dallas
K&L Gates LLP has added Carlos White as an of counsel in the corporate/M&A and franchise practice.
25 August 2015
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004
B.S., Southern University, (
summa cum laude
Bar of Texas
Carlos White is a transactional lawyer with substantial experience in advising on corporate, commercial, and franchising matters. Carlos’ experience includes representing clients on corporate, M&A, private offerings, and strategic transactions; counseling start-up and large companies on a full gamut of domestic and international franchising issues, such as disclosure documents, franchise offers, transfers, renewals, termination, and M&A transactions; and serving as in-house and outside general counsel to mid-market companies.
Texas General Counsel Forum Magna Stella Awards, "Best Small Legal Department" finalist
Association of Corporate Counsel and D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel Awards, "Outstanding In-house Counsel" nominee
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Dallas County Board Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Board Member of Southern Dallas Development Corporation
Board of Advisors, Jaguar Foundation of Atlanta
Penn Law Club
Friend of Wharton DFW
“Primer on Franchise Relationship Laws,” Hospitality Law Conference, Houston, TX, February 2015
“Implications of Franchise Relationship Laws on the Hospitality Industry,” Hospitality Happening: Legal & Tax Compliance Seminar for the Louisiana Hospitality Industry, November 2014
Corporate & Commercial
Represented management team of a consumer product company in connection with a billion dollar change in control transaction.
Represented a mid-market IT company in its acquisition of a mid-market competitor.
Represented a mid-market IT company in two changes of control transactions.
Served as go-to in-house counsel with respect to corporate governance issues, domestic and international commercial issues, customer-oriented agreements, and day-to-day operational matters for company and its subsidiaries.
Acted as in-house counsel, serving as the chief administrative lawyer for a company whose workforce expanded from 110 to 600 employees, total revenues from $80 to nearly $400 million, and customer count from 5,700 to over 25,000 in a two year period.
Franchise & Distribution
Supervised the annual franchise registration process in the Dallas and Washington D.C. offices for over 25 companies. These companies included a multi-billion dollar hotel and hospitality company, multi-billion restaurant company, well-known Dallas-based pizza chain, and well-known Tampa-based hamburger chains.
Represented a multi-billion dollar company in its sell of a restaurant concept to a San Francisco-based private equity firm.
Represented a well-known quick service restaurant in establishing a franchise program in Mexico.
Represented a multi-billion dollar hotel company in restructuring its franchise program in the United States and establishing a franchise program in Mexico.
Represented a multi-billion hotel/hospitality company in establishing franchise and distribution networks in Australia, Barbados, Singapore, Russia, and Thailand.
Represented a well-known, California-based beverage company in restructuring its distribution network in the United States and establishing a franchise program in the Middle East (Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE).
Represented an upscale hotel company establish a franchise program in the United States.
Represented multi-unit franchisee of a national known sandwich shop in multi-million dollar capital raise to develop units in D.C. market.
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