Franchise Law

SERVICES FOR FRANCHISEES / BUY A FRANCHISE

  • Franchise Disclosure Document / Franchise Agreement Review
  • Negotiation with the Franchisor
  • Draft Proposed Addendum to Franchise Agreement
  • Franchise Exit Strategy, Counseling, and Negotiation
  • All matters relating to the franchisee-franchisee relationship, including dispute avoidance and resolution

SERVICES FOR FRANCHISORS / FRANCHISE YOUR BUSINESS

  • How to Franchise Your Business
  • Preparation of FDDs (Franchise Disclosure Documents)
  • Preparation of Franchise Agreements and Related Agreements
  • Analysis of current FDD with proposed modifications for compliance and system improvement
  • Franchise Compliance and Registration
  • All matters relating to the franchisor-franchisee relationship, including dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Protection and policing of trademarks, trade-secrets, trade dress, and other intellectual property
  • Methods to minimize legal and business risk exposure
  • Development of Alternate Revenue Streams within the franchise system
  • Day-to-day business counseling
  • Local Counsel Services for out-of-state Franchisors

FRANCHISE LITIGATION

  • Franchise Termination / Non-Renewal
  • Breach of Franchise Contract
  • Franchise Fraud & Misrepresentation
  • Churning
  • Encroachment / Territorial Protection
  • Changes in Franchisor Policy
  • Advertising Fund Disputes
  • Site Selection and Support Disputes
  • Trademark, Trade Dress, Trade Secret, and Unfair Competition
  • Non-Competition Agreements / Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Group Franchise Representation
  • Lease Disputes
  • Local Counsel Services for out-of-state Franchisors