Carl Khalil & Sada Sheldon
Attorneys with Real World Experience

We have over 30 years of combined franchise experience, including 20 years of working “in-house” for major franchisors, and with clients in a variety of industries. We had the privilege to work with an international franchisor who grew from 35 offices to almost 4,000 offices, bringing in over $200 million in franchise fees. We believe these experiences give us a distinct advantage in bringing both a legal and business viewpoint while representing your franchise company. Our goal is to provide quality services at competitive rates that assist, not hinder, your business growth.

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Let us explain the legal requirements involved in franchising. We do more than just make sure legal minimums are met. We produce franchise legal documents designed to be less of a “wet blanket” in the selling process. So we not only do the legal work, but do it in a way to help increase your franchise sales, royalty streams, and growth.
One of the most valuable assets a business has is its name. The best protection you can give your name, and the name you use on your products and services, is a Federal Trademark Registration with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). More about the trademark services we offer.
Here are some of the many ways that we can put our legal and business experience to work to help you start or grow your business. Remember, it is better to seek legal counsel up front than to wait until a costly problem is at hand.
Our case background includes the successful litigation of franchise, false advertising, trademark infringement, breach of contract, non-compete, commercial law, and personal injury cases.
We offer counseling on issues relating to non-compete agreements. A covenant not to compete may be found in an employment agreement or in a sale of business transaction.

“I think (Our Director of Franchise Sales) summed you guys up quite well when he said you understood things from a business perspective rather than a legal one… Good for you guys that you have worked in an environment where you actually learned about business.” ~ Ann C., In-House Counsel

“I again commend you and your firm for your excellent work on this FDD again this year and we even met our earlier filing deadline!” ~ Doug Howard, President, Drama Kids