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As one of only a few audit, tax, and consulting firms with a dedicated franchise industry practice, we understand the distinct nature of franchise operations. We serve over 150 franchise and multi-unit systems across the country, in industries that span food and beverage, health and beauty, business services, retail, education, lodging, and automotive dealerships. You’ll benefit from our active participation in numerous state and national industry associations, ensuring you stay current on the issues, trends, and laws affecting your business.

We offer a full menu of services tailored specifically for your needs, from corporate structuring strategies, tax planning and optimization, and transaction advisory services to corporate real estate advisory, talent and organizational development, and technology consulting. We’re always looking for ways to help you improve financial performance, optimize service delivery, and enhance operations. Let our industry experts help you write your story of marketplace success.

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Revenue recognition for franchisors

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6 min read
Revenue recognition for franchisors: You’re on your way. Now what?
Franchisors have a lot to think about when it comes to applying the new principles-based revenue recognition standard. These critical items can help improve the implementation process.
Lisa Manetta
Article February 9, 2018 6 min read
Revenue recognition for commercial entities: Focus on the application
David Grubb
Article October 17, 2017 6 min read
Revenue recognition resource guide for franchisors
Melissa Lynch
Whitepaper March 1, 2018 5 minute read

Tax reform playbook
Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business?

Tax reform: Uncovering opportunities

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28 minute read
Tax reform playbook: What you can do now and how to plan ahead
Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our tax reform playbook can help.
Michael Monaghan
Whitepaper May 8, 2018 28 minute read
Tax reform: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
Kurt Piwko
Webinar Tuesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m. EDT 60 min watch

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Franchise Thought Leadership

  • Tax reform: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted only a little over six months ago. Join our webinar as we discuss what you should do now to ensure your business maximizes all of the benefits tax reform has to offer.
    Kurt Piwko Stephen Eckert Dana Hullinger Jason Parish
    Webinar Tuesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m. EDT 60 min watch
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  • Tax reform playbook: What you can do now and how to plan ahead
    Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our tax reform playbook can help.
    Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko
    Whitepaper May 8, 2018 28 minute read
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  • Taxation of pool advertising funds
    Pooled advertising funds are common in the franchise sector since combined resources can have significant advertising impact. But, what exactly are pooled advertising funds; how are they defined; and what are the tax requirements? We explain.
    Isaac Saint John Kevin Lang
    Article April 2, 2018 2 min read
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  • Tax reform implications for M&A transactions

    TCJA provisions will affect many aspects of M&A transactions, including choice of entity, valuation, due diligence, and a variety of transactional tax considerations.

    Michael Monaghan Jeremy Sikkema Tim Addison Stephen Eckert
    Article March 19, 2018 6 min read
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Our clients say

For most franchisees, their business income will be filtered through to their personal balance sheets. In other words, the sustainability of their businesses and the security of their families are very closely connected. That is why we emphasize the need for a good business advisor and an experienced wealth manager. For an efficient and effective integrated approach, we share our personal example. The specialists at Plante Moran have gained our trust. They do our business audits and estate and personal tax planning.

Melanie Bergeron Chair, Two Men and a Truck International, Inc.

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PCI DSS compliance and testing
PCI DSS compliance helps company retain millions of dollars in business and attract new customers.
Case Study April 23, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

We know each franchise business is different, and our broad and deep expertise means we quickly grasp your specific situation and deliver solutions customized for you and your organization. Our professionals serve as your trusted advisor, helping you understand upcoming developments and effectively plan for the future. We work hard to keep you ahead of the curve through our significant industry involvement and participation; we hold professional appointments on industry association boards and deliver thought leadership at industry events, such as the International Franchise Association and Franchise Business Network. Working with us, you immediately gain an experienced team in your corner that includes professionals who have earned the Certified Franchise Executive designation.

Whether you’re a growing franchisee or a mature franchisor, you can count on us to offer the personalized approach and array of services you need.