What do our Franchise and Distribution Attorneys do?

A franchisor must comply with disclosure requirements of the Federal Trade Commission and registration, disclosure and exemption laws of various states. Our franchise attorneys register, renew and amend Franchise Disclosure Documents in every state. We also consult with franchisors on possible exemptions and prepare and file exemption notices where appropriate and applicable.

Lewitt Hackman’s Franchise and Distribution Practice Group handles every step of the franchise process – complying with regulation, developing infrastructure for franchising companies, counseling on franchisor and franchisee relations, and resolving enforcement matters brought by regulators. Click to read more about our Franchise Law Transactions,Compliance and Litigation.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in other areas of franchise law including: corporate structure, regulation and compliance; real estate and mergers & acquisitions, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property. Lewitt Hackman is a full service law firm with practice groups to handle employment law (which exclusively represents employers), business litigation, commercial finance and tax law.

Franchise Due Diligence for Buyers and Sellers of Franchise Companies

Our practice group conducts franchise due diligence for buyers of franchise companies and assists sellers of franchises in selling and transitioning their franchise businesses.

Commercial Transactions

We have extensive experience in commercial transactions. Our attorneys represent privately and publicly held companies in a variety of businesses as sellers and buyers in asset and stock sales as well as franchisees, independent restaurant operators and other commercial tenants in their commercial real estate leasing matters.

Franchise Purchasers

Our extensive experience in registration and disclosure for franchisors makes us uniquely qualified to counsel buyers of franchises on their chosen opportunities and agreements.

Expert Witness

Barry Kurtz, David Gurnick and Tal Grinblat have been engaged to provide expert analysis and testimony on franchise law in civil litigation matters. When much is at risk, it is important to have a credible informed analysis from recognized experts with deep experience in franchise law. As Certified Specialists in Franchise and Distribution Law, Mr. Kurtz, Mr. Gurnick and Mr. Grinblat provide clear and informed expert testimony for franchisors and franchisees.

Beer Distribution Law

Beer distribution is among the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Differences among state statutes, regulations, licenses, taxes and control processes result in a legal minefield that can be difficult to navigate for brewers, distributors, retailers and attorneys who advise them. For information about our beer distribution practice, read our Beer Distribution Law articles

From the creation of distribution agreements, to monitoring regulatory compliance, to providing ongoing business counseling, Lewitt Hackman’s clients benefit from our extensive knowledge of franchise, distribution and transactional law, and other franchise and distribution-related matters.

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