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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.

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

Cell Again

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

Breathe Legal

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

Color Me Rad

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

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

Rodizio Grill

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


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

Alfred P. Sloan

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


Nationally recognized law firm

U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

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

Real Deals

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

Singers Company

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

Farr's Fresh

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

Business & Franchise Attorneys Servicing Salt Lake City and Surrounding Markets

Every business in Salt Lake City, Utah needs and deserves great legal protection. Franchise & Business Law Group, we specialize in franchise law and assisting small and medium businesses with all of their business legal needs. Leave the legal side of things to local experts who are in the business of protecting your business.

If you are looking to start or expand your business, our franchise and business attorneys will assist you in a review of alternate methods of distributing your products and services, including company-owned outlets, franchising, management contracts, joint ventures, distributorship and dealerships cooperatives, buying services, licensing, consulting services, training programs, leasing, profit sharing relationships and trademark and licensing matters. Each company is unique and our attorneys have the know-how to help you choose the best growth strategy for your company.


Franchising can be an effective way to market and distribute your brand and your products. However, the franchise industry is highly regulated and it can be difficult to start a franchise without the proper guidance. The Franchise & Business Law Group is here to assist you in all of your franchising needs.

And whether you are franchising or starting a business, you should always protect your brand. Making sure your trademark is federally registered is important to ensure that you retain full rights in your name, slogan, logo, etc. Protecting your trademark, protects your business and its goodwill and discourages others from using your brand’s trademark or service mark. Our trademark attorneys will help you register your trademarks at a price you can afford.


Our business attorneys have vast experience with corporate matters. From contracts and entity formation to employment agreements and the sale of your business or acquisition of another company, we can handle most all of your corporate needs in house. Business owners also need to protect their confidential information and our attorneys can help. Employment agreements and non-disclosure and non-compete agreements can be vital to a thriving business, and 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.

We also draft buy-sell agreements, which is a great way to prepare for various scenarios, including an owner’s death, retirement or the sale or liquidation of a company. Any time there is more than one owner in a company, a buy-sell agreement is a good idea and is fairly simple to initiate with the right legal representation.


Our estate planning attorneys can also assist you with your estate planning needs. From simple wills, to complex trusts, beneficiary designations, powers of appointment, property ownership, gifting, powers of attorney, and advanced directives.


It is essential to have an expert 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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