Karen DelPriore is a member of the firm's International and Corporate sections. She specializes in assisting U.S. and foreign companies and non-profit organizations with international business transactions, including general business advice and entity formations. She frequently assists businesses with issues involving foreign market entry strategy, tax and customs compliance, and entity management. She has also assisted clients in navigating microlending issues and regulations in several countries.

Ms. DelPriore interfaces on behalf of clients with local counsel in various countries, having done work principally in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. In particular, she helps clients navigate entity formation, product importation, customs valuation, tax issues, and repatriation strategies for doing business in China.

In addition, Ms. DelPriore has extensive experience with franchising and other business models, such as licensing and business opportunities. She assists franchisors with domestic and international structuring, legal documents, and compliance, and works with state regulators on issues related to franchise law.



  • International business transactions for domestic and foreign companies as well as non-profit organizations.
  • International entity registrations and microlending.
  • Particular experience in China as well as Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.


  • Corporate structuring to support franchise operations.
  • Alternative structuring to avoid franchise regulation.
  • Franchise Disclosure Document drafting, registration and renewal.
  • State by state registration of franchises and business opportunities.
  • Successful negotiation of penalties for violations of state franchise law.
  • Addresses requests from state regulators regarding FDDs and Franchise Agreements.
  • International franchise registration.


  • Intern, Bryan Cave LLP, Irvine, CA
  • Fellow, International Center for Law & Religion Studies, BYU, Provo, UT (since 2005)
  • Student Editor, American Bar Association's Student Lawyer Magazine
  • Intern, Office of International Legal Counsel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City & Hong Kong

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