The leading
franchise & business
law authority in Utah
for over 30 years.

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US News – Best Law Firms

The Franchise Business Law Group was named one of the "Best Law Firms" in the area of Franchise Law by The U.S. News & World Report. This Tier 1 ranking is based on client and pier reviews for expertise, cost-effectiveness, responsiveness, integrity, and reputation.

Business & Franchise Attorneys Servicing Salt Lake City and Surrounding Markets

Every business in Salt Lake City, Utah needs and deserves legal protection, whether you’re a franchiser, franchisee, sole proprietor or other type of Utah-based business, corporation or enterprise. Doing business in the hub of Utah can be challenging, from contracts with vendors to figuring out licensing to start your own franchise. Reputable legal protection and advice can make the difference between a lucrative business deal and a sour one. As a CEO, entrepreneur or small business owner, your talents lie in other arenas such as management, customer engagement and service. Leave the legal side of things to local experts who are in the business of protecting your business.

The Franchise & Business Law Group helps businesses in Salt Lake City get off on the right foot—and stay there. Entity formation requires keen legal guidance so you can determine from day one what type of business is best for you. From pinpointing the size to managing capital investments and choosing between an S-Corp or an LLC, depend on your neighborhood business attorneys to take care of the paperwork, filing and other nitty gritty so you can focus on the big launch.

Utah Franchise & Business Law Experts

Employment agreements can be vital to a thriving business, and drafting it well can help keep employers and employees safeguarded. This legal paperwork keeps confidential data protected, minimizes potential litigation issues, and generally streamlines the process of hiring and retaining employees. Having a non-competition agreement, employment agreement and non-disclosure agreement is the trifecta for many businesses.

The SLC Franchise Business Law Group can also help with buy-sell agreements, which is a fantastic means of preparing for every scenario—including the sale or liquidation of a company—at any time (but preferably while establishing a business). Any time there is more than one owner in a company, this legal maneuver is a good idea, and is fairly simple to initiate with the right legal representation.

Utah Franchise & Business Attorneys

Creating, selling, and franchising a business are all exciting times, and it can be tempting to bypass the paperwork. At Salt Lake City’s leading Franchise & Business Law Group, we are happy to take on the “grunt work.” From drafting mergers and acquisitions documents to asset evaluation and everything in between, there are many ways to “take care of business.” Plus, every business owner needs a business/franchise attorney in their corner, from the days you’re deciding between a Limited Partnership or a Limited Liability Partnership to the day you go into franchising. It’s essential to have someone at available to give legal advice, handle the paperwork and make sure you are making the best moves for your company.

Part of every successful business is having the right team on board. Rely on the Franchise & Business Law Group to be your secret weapon when navigating murky legal waters.

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In 2012, The Franchise Business Law Group received the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in workplace flexibility.

Alfred P. Sloan

The Franchise Business Law Group is incredibly efficient in getting us registered very quickly.

Color Me Rad

I meet challenges with the best, most experienced legal advice available.

Cell Again

We get complete and insightful answers. What a phenomenal team right here in Utah.


Would I recommend this group to another business? Absolutely, and I have.


They are extremely quick to respond to the requirements of an ever evolving concept.

Breathe Legal

Nationally recognized law firm

U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

Jeff Thompson was recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The Best Lawyers in America

They consistently look out for what's in the best interest of us as the franchisor.

The Dirty Dash

Hiring Jeff Thompson and his team is the best insurance policy I could hope for.

The Grout Doctor

Ranked in the highest tier for Franchise Law

U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

They work together to prevent, predict, and solve problems we couldn't tackle on our own.

Rodizio Grill

Without Jeff... there is no way we could have realized this level of sustainable success!

Real Deals

We feel fortunate to have found the best franchise counsel in the state of Utah.

Farr's Fresh

We are extremely grateful and pleased with how well they have taken care of us as a client

Singers Company