McLane Middleton attorneys are extensively experienced with franchise transactions.
It is important to know the complexities and governed business arrangements of a franchise. The franchisor, someone who owns a well-established company, grants licensed permission – for a fee – to an individual or entity that wants to open a franchise in a given location. That entity or person becomes a franchisee and is allowed to operate the developed business with the use of its products and services, its trademarks, brand names, and marketing materials, but under strict regulations.
Our lawyers review all documentation and give clients a complete interpretation of the brand, concept, financial stability and viability of the franchise. We assist in guiding our clients through Federal Trade Commission regulations and local state laws. McLane Middleton’s skillful attorneys know the Franchise Disclosure Documents and understand both sides of the franchisor-franchisee arrangement.