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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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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 09, 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 01, 2018 5 minute read

Tax reform for the service industry
10 implications to consider under the new law

Tax reform: Uncovering opportunities

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1 min read
Tax reform restricts tax deductions for meals, entertainment, and fringe benefits
Recent tax law changes may compel taxpayers to make immediate changes to expense tracking procedures to ensure they are capturing information necessary to accurately determine their tax deductions.
Michael Monaghan
Article February 13, 2018 1 min read
Our take on tax reform
Video February 06, 2018 1 min read
Tax Reform: What you need to know today
Kurt Piwko
Webinar January 11, 2018 60 min watch

Key growth strategies
For franchises

Franchise Thought Leadership

  • 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 02, 2018 2 min read
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  • How tax reform may affect the value of your company: It’s complicated

    Middle-market companies are concerned about how the new tax reform legislation may affect valuations. Here is a summary of the changes that will have the biggest impact.

    Richard L. Lies, III
    Article March 19, 2018 5 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
  • Revenue recognition resource guide for franchisors
    Revenue recognition for franchisors raises many questions. With implementation just around the corner, franchisors must start preparing and analyzing their contracts now. Our guide can help you identify top considerations and ease the transition.
    Melissa Lynch Christa LaBrosse
    Whitepaper March 01, 2018 5 minute 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.