Kendal H. Tyre

Kendal H. Tyre

Nixon Peabody LLP

Recognized since 2019

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

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Kendal handles domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as licensing, distribution and franchise matters.

What do you focus on?

With over 25 years of experience, I counsel companies expanding through master franchising, area development franchising, international franchising, management contracts, joint venture agreements, licensing agreements and product distribution arrangements throughout the world. I also have extensive experience structuring, negotiating and enforcing domestic and international franchise, license, distribution and acquisition agreements.

I am a frequent contributor to franchise publications and a frequent speaker at franchise programs held by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association.

I am the executive director of the LexNoir Foundation and serve as an editor and author for the “Franchising In” international book series published by the LexNoir Foundation. My recent books include International Franchising 2016: Legal and Business Considerations, a 600-page publication that covers 41 countries and was a collaboration of over 60 legal practitioners across the globe.

Region Focus (Africa)
I have been appointed to serve in my second term as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), which is a U.S. federal advisory committee that advises the U.S. government on U.S. trade policy in Africa.


  • 799 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20001-5327


  • Brown University, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, DC Bar Association
  • New York, NY State Bar Association

Nixon Peabody LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Franchise Law

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