Franchise Law

Our firm focuses on helping entrepreneurs grow their business and start their own franchise. Our firm assists franchisors in structuring franchise programs and complying with state and federal franchise laws, and also franchisees to help them understand their rights, duties, and obligations in the franchise agreement.

While most companies who consider franchising have experience operating a business, expanding through franchising can be a daunting task. We can help your business flourish by using our 26 years of experience handling a wide variety of franchise law and legal issues throughout the country.

There are many advantages for a business to become a franchisor, including:

  • Capitalized expansion
  • Brand development
  • Growing through economies of scale
  • Expanding revenue streams through royalty payments from franchisees

The FTC and certain states regulate the sale of franchises and require the preparation and issuance of a Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) before you can sell franchises. 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.

Our Franchise Services

  • FDD preparation and filing
  • FDD Drafting
  • Initial Registrations
  • Amendment Filings
  • Renewal Filing

Who We Serve

Our law firm represents franchisors and subfranchisors nationwide from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and internationally from Canada in the following industries:

  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Barter Services
  • Broker Services
  • Business Networking
  • Children’s Gym
  • Chimney Sweeps
  • Consumer Lending
  • Discount Purchasing
  • Dog Training
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Fencing
  • Fresh Korean Grill
  • Garage Storage Solutions
  • Hair Salons
  • Income Tax
  • Insurance
  • Interior Landscaping
  • Junk Removal
  • Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning
  • Ladies’ Fitness
  • Laundromats
  • Learning Centers
  • Locksmith
  • Mobile Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Washing Services
  • Pilates Studio
  • Publishing
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Salon & Day Spas
  • Self Storage
  • Signs
  • Surface Refinishing
  • Used Books

Working with In-House Counsel & Other Attorneys

Many businesses, small and large alike, already have representation for their primary business needs. We understand the importance of hiring an experienced, knowledgeable franchise attorney to work with you and your client on a limited basis, during the franchising process. When working with other attorneys, we emphasize communication and collaboration to achieve the client’s franchise goals.

Ask us how to Trademark and Franchise your Brand!

We want to see your business grow.