Les Wharton Appointed as Chair to IFA Legal Committee

Chief Legal Officer of Coverall North America - has been selected to serve as Chair of the Legal Committee of the IFA.

LesWhartonIFALes Wharton Chair of Legal Committee for IFA

Les Wharton, Chief Legal Officer of Coverall North America, one of the leading franchisors of commercial cleaning businesses, has been selected to serve as Chair of the Legal Committee of the International Franchise Association (IFA), the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide.

“IFA plays a vital role in supporting 733,000 franchise establishments around the U.S.,” said Wharton. “Franchises play a vital role in communities, creating millions of jobs and helping entrepreneurs make their business dreams a reality. I’m honored to be a part of such a valuable organization.”

The goal of the Legal Committee is to advise IFA with respect to identification, prioritization and position on legal, legislative and regulatory issues affecting franchising. The Committee provides a forum for maintaining a high level of awareness of these issues among the Association’s membership.  In addition, the Committee provides a means by which the maximum resources available can be brought to bear on these legal, legislative, and issues identified as a priority for the Association.

“The success of the IFA depends on committed and dedicated leaders who are willing to volunteer their time to guide and educate other members and IFA staff on issues and topics impacting the franchise industry,” said IFA President & CEO Robert Cresanti. “Les Wharton has been volunteering his time to our organization for years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that is greatly valued by the Committee and our franchisees.”

Wharton serves as the Chief Legal Officer for Coverall North America. He joined the company in March 2012 and has been a franchise attorney for more than 30 years. Wharton is a frequent speaker on franchise related topics, and is a published author in the area as well. He has served in leadership positions in various franchise groups, including the Corporate Counsel Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising, the State Bar of Georgia’s Franchise Law Section and the Southeast Franchise Forum. He attended the University of Georgia School of Law.

Post Author: Coverall
Coverall is one of the largest franchisors of commercial cleaning business in the world with a global network of over 8,000 Franchised Business Owners servicing more than 40,000 customers.

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