We advise both franchisors and franchisees on a range of legal issues.
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A success rate you can’t ignore
With franchise operations established across a very broad range of industries and interests, there are opportunities abound for entrepreneurial professionals interested in franchising their business or investing in a franchise.
Entrepreneurship with the benefits of an established company
Our work with franchises includes the representation of both franchisors and franchisees. We have been incredibly fortunate to work with a number of innovative clients who have created or purchased franchises in sectors such as:
Computer services and technology
Fitness, health and lifestyle industry – including gyms, spas and home health care conglomerates
Motor vehicle dealerships
Food, beverage and hospitality – fast food restaurants, specialty food cafes and shops, food trucks and hotels
Representation throughout the business lifecycle
We work with clients from the initial formation of the franchise, through acquisition and sales, the renewal and termination of franchised businesses, all operational matters and the procurement and disposition of real estate.
More specifically, our representation can include:
Negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements
Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD)
Area development agreements
Independent contractor agreements
Software licensing agreements
Business and operational contracts and transactions, including franchise sales