Creating A Franchise, Do I Need A Business Litigation Attorney?

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Are you looking to create or enter into a franchise or a distribution agreement? How could a business litigation attorney assist with the process?

Creating or entering into a franchise or a distributorship relationship raises many legal concerns.

No matter what industry you're interested in creating or entering into a franchise in, the best course of action would be to consult with an experienced business litigation attorney in order to mitigate any potential risks.

A lawsuit can be damaging in many ways. It can take time away from running the business, it can make running the business difficult,  and it can be a drain on the franchise's resources.

A business litigation attorney can help with the following:

  • Providing counsel on purchasing, selling, acquiring, expanding, or forming a franchise
  • Representing franchisers or franchisees on matters of royalties, advertising, and trademarks
  • Drafting a comprehensive franchise agreement
  • Reviewing third party franchise agreements and contracts
  • Franchise registration processes and filings
  • Disclosure documents
  • Licensing
  • Advise on laws and regulations involving franchises and distributorship relationships
  • Representing the franchiser or franchisee in business litigation disputes
  • Representing the franchiser or franchisee in alternative dispute resolutions
  • Commitment to protect client's rights

Common disputes:

  • Misrepresentation of franchise opportunity
  • Violation of antitrust laws
  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination
  • Franchise fraud
  • Territory encroachment
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