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Franchise Law

Contrary to popular notion, when it comes to the law what you don’t know can hurt you!

  • The law presumes the parties have read and understood the agreement which they have entered into.
  • The law will not rescue a party from making a bad bargain in the absence of fraud or overreaching.
  • Unless a contract’s terms are contrary to stated public policy, they will generally be enforced by a judge or arbitrator.

Read all of the disclosures provided to you. Among other things, they should inform you about:

  • The backgrounds of the franchisor and its key people
  • The nature of past litigation within the system
  • Initial fees, continuing costs and projected working capital needs
  • Contractual obligations of both you and your franchisor
  • Whether you can rely upon any financial performance information you may have obtained
  • Whether your territory is protected, and what you may have to do to maintain it
  • When and how your relationship can be terminated, and what happens if it is terminated
  • Any restrictions upon you after termination or non-renewal

American franchise law comprises a unique blend of both federal and state laws, rules and regulations. You should seek out and consult with an attorney experienced in franchise law before entering into a franchise relationship.

  • Focused Practice Areas

    • Franchise and Distribution Law
    • Buying and Selling Businesses
    • Landlord And Tenant
    • Mediation of Disputes
    • Arbitration of Disputes
    • Franchise and Distribution Law
  • AVVO Rating Top Attorney Franchising