If you want to grow and expand, there are typically three options: company-owned expansion, joint venture/co-ownership expansion, and franchising.
At the Franchise & Business Law Group, we have focused our practice on helping our clients understand how best to expand, and what steps must be taken under each of the three options. With over 70 combined years of experience in franchise and business law, we are proud to be the leading law group for franchisors.
Why do you need our expertise? Because franchising is a highly regulated and structured type of license that comes about when a licensor or franchisor offers the opportunity to purchase the right to use the licensor’s intellectual property and developed systems. Due to complex FTC regulations and various state laws, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable franchise attorney when considering franchising your business.
We have helped dozens of businesses—from restaurants to event planning and home services to home décor—determine not only if franchising is the right method for expanding their business, but how to structure their franchise system. And because the laws are always changing, our experienced attorneys stay on top of the latest legal developments.
Areas of importance when franchising:
• Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”)
• Franchise Agreement
• Inter-Company License Agreements
• Entity Formation
• Trademark Registration