Hiring a Franchise Lawyer

Regulations governing franchises are complex. In addition to federal law, franchisors must comply with state regulations that vary significantly. Whether you wish to franchise your business or buy a franchise unit, you need good legal counsel.

Our franchise attorneys have been recognized locally and nationally, served on the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising and the Franchise Law Committee of the State Bar of California, written treatises and textbooks on franchising and distribution, spoken at state and national conferences and taught franchise law.

We represent franchisors and franchisees in:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Equipment Lease, Purchase and Finance
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) and Amendments
  • Franchise Development and Structure
  • Franchise Affiliations
  • Due Diligence
  • Renewals
  • Hiring Management
  • Copyright and Trademark Registration
  • Licensing
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Real Estate Purchases & Leases
  • Regional, National and International Expansion
  • State and Federal Government Compliance
  • Stock Acquisitions
  • Termination and non-renewal of Agreements
  • Territorial Rights
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Unit Transfers
  • Work-out Arrangements

Our firm’s related Practice Groups include:

  • Business Litigation: trial counsel and representation, arbitration proceedings, expert testimony
  • Commercial Finance: negotiation, restructuring, documentation
  • Corporate Transactions: entity formation, documentation, government compliance
  • Employment Counsel and Litigation: compliance, claim prevention and defense of claims
  • Tax Planning: family-owned businesses, cooperatives and corporations

Our Franchise and Distribution Practice Group attorneys collectively have over 80 years’ experience launching and expanding franchise systems. Our experience is in related practice areas as well, including mergers & acquisitions, employment, real estate, intellectual property and business litigation. Click the link: Franchise Attorneys to read their individual profiles.

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