nexa acquires Goldstein Legal, the leading franchising boutique

Investor-backed legal services platform, nexa law, announces today the acquisition of the entire share capital of leading franchising boutique Goldstein Legal for an undisclosed sum.

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Roz Goldstein, the founder of Goldstein Legal, is one of the UK’s leading franchise lawyers and is on the board of The British Franchise Association.  Prior to Goldstein Legal, Roz held in-house positions at some leading international franchise brands, including Burger King.  Roz wrote ‘The Essential Guide to Franchising your Business’ and is ranked as a leading franchising lawyer in the 2021 edition of  Chambers & Partners.

The Goldstein team of four joins the nexa platform to work closely with Amy Leite, nexa’s franchise specialist lawyer, in supporting franchisor and franchisee clients in the UK as well as Australian top 200 company, Collins Foods, which operates over 350 restaurants including KFCs, Taco Bells and its own brand, Sizzler, in Europe, Asia and Australia.

The Goldstein Legal purchase follows nexa law’s acquisition of London corporate specialist, Peregrine Law, in January 2020.  nexa now has over 100 consultant lawyers supporting a mix of UK and international SME and fast growth business and private clients.  nexa also works collaboratively with a number of businesses, law firms and other law companies by proving flexible on demand legal support and placements. nexa also has an innovative paid internship programme for postgraduate law students at Queen Mary University of London.

Eliot Hibbert, founder and co-CEO of nexa, commented:

“It has been a massively exciting year for nexa as we push hard to become the challenger brand of choice for ambitious consultant and freelance lawyers. Goldstein Legal adds real depth and strength for us in a really important business sector.”

Nigel Clark, nexa co-CEO added:

“We are a very ambitious customer-centric new legal business and our aspirations fit perfectly with those of Roz and her team. We are delighted to be able to expand our support to more franchise brands in the UK and internationally.”

Roz Goldstein commented:

“In nexa law, we have a partner who shares our values of straight-talking, honest and exceptional advice that puts the client first. Any deal we did had to be with a modern, established, ethical and growing firm who understood the benefits and opportunities of the franchise sector and nexa definitely fits that bill.”