Franchising

Hirschler Fleischer's Franchising Group has extensive experience representing both franchisors and franchisees in transactional matters as well as litigation and dispute resolution matters, including:

  • Franchise Disclosure Documents,
  • Franchise Agreements,
  • State Registration and Relationship Law Compliance,
  • Business Opportunity Regulations,
  • Distributor and Supplier Relationships,
  • Acquisition and Sale of Franchises,
  • Area Development Agreements,
  • Entity Formations,
  • Lease Negotiations,
  • SBA Loans,
  • Intellectual Property Matters,
  • Termination of Franchise Relationships,
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution,
  • Employment Law Matters.

Services for Franchisors

From helping structure a new franchise system to analyzing alternatives to franchising, Hirschler Fleischer's Franchising Group assists new and established franchisors on a variety of business matters. For companies launching a new franchising system, our services include drafting the necessary documents for the offering and sale of franchises, such as Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements, and area developer agreements. The group also manages regulatory matters relating to the sale of franchises, including compliance with disclosure requirements and state registration laws.

The group advises franchisors concerning the structure and management of franchise and distribution relationships, filing and registration of trademarks, and the structure of licensing arrangements.

The group also represents franchisors in litigation and dispute resolution matters including business disputes, breach of contract, trademark, licensing, covenants not to compete, encroachment, fraud, and claims arising from statutory and regulatory violations.

Services for Franchisees

The Hirschler Fleischer Franchising Group represents both established and start-up franchisee clients in evaluating franchise opportunities, negotiating franchise agreements, entity formations, debt and equity financing, real estate leasing and acquisitions, and other ongoing franchising and business matters.