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Corby Anderson Named Certified Franchise Executive

Charlotte Attorney Recognized by the International Franchise Association

February 17, 2015

Nexsen Pruet’s Corby Anderson has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

The academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation offers a comprehensive course of study in franchise management. Anderson completed the curriculum, which helps professional understand the fundamentals and complex aspects of the franchising industry, in 2014.

“We knew Corby was the real deal, that’s why we brought her to the firm,” said John Sowards, Nexsen Pruet’s Chairman of the Board. “The fact that she went out and earned this certification illustrates just how dedicated she is to her clients and to her franchise law practice.”


Corby Anderson represents franchise and other clients in matters involving intellectual property, social media, privacy, advertising and commercial disputes. She is also a certified mediator.  Anderson currently serves as Editor in Chief of The Franchise Lawyer, a newsletter published by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising. 

The IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Anderson will be among those honored as CFEs during its annual convention in Las Vegas, NV.  Editor’s Note: For more about the CFE program, visit or contact IFA Media Relations on 202-628-8000.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 195 attorneys and offices in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C as well as Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues. Along with the IFA, Nexsen Pruet sponsors Franchise Business Networks in Charlotte, NC and in Greenville, SC, in which franchisors, franchisees, and others involved in franchising meet regularly to share ideas and discuss issues of current interest.  For further information, see