Franchising

The Franchise Practice provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Counseling in Distribution Arrangements, Contracts and Franchise Sales Law Compliance
  • Complete representation in all venues, including federal and state court litigation, arbitration, and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Enforcement of franchise quality and industry standards
  • Franchise termination and constructive termination claims
  • Customer and franchisee allocation issues
  • Discrimination claims
  • Business torts
  • Contract issues
  • Federal trade regulation compliance and representation
  • Planning exit strategy

In addition to these areas of traditional franchise concern, the Firm assists franchisors and franchisees in a multitude of other areas including:

  • Obtaining land use approvals for site developments
  • Obtaining financial accommodations
  • Assisting in the development of employee manuals and policy

Legal Services

A sampling of our representative franchising matters include:

  • Representation of a foreign automobile manufacturer in defense of dealer allocation issues
  • Representation of a national boat manufacturer in claims under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act
  • Representation of foreign automobile manufacturer/distributor in defense of wrongful termination claim
  • Counseled national fast food restaurant franchisor in antitrust law compliance

Representative Client List

The Firm’s franchise attorneys assist national franchisor clients and franchisees with the myriad of legal issues that arise in the various franchise systems.

Firm Experience and Highlights

We have more than twenty years of experience in the representation of national franchisors including automobile and boat manufacturers, distributors and restaurant franchisors. We have also provided representation to franchisees.