Our experience includes advising franchisors and franchisees on federal and state disclosure requirements, as well as assisting franchisors in navigating state franchise and business opportunity registration processes. We coordinate and maintain multi-state franchise registrations, renewals and amendments for clients in a variety of industries, as well as consult with franchisors that want to grow their brand internationally. We also assist franchisors and franchisees in various issues that arise during their daily operations, including, among other things, employment issues, vendor contract negotiations, leases and real estate matters. We have also been involved in numerous acquisitions involving multi-unit franchise operators. As part of our representation, we advise in all aspects of the transaction including negotiation of the acquisition documents, due diligence issues related to operating a franchised business, real estate matters and brand negotiations.
Franchisors, as well as their sales representatives and franchisees, also rely on Burr & Forman for the preparation, defense, and enforcement of their agreements. Our attorneys assist clients in understanding and enforcing their rights and obligations under state relationship laws affecting dealerships, distributorships, and franchises. The firm also represents several clients on a national basis in franchise, dealership and manufacturer’s representative termination suits.
Our comprehensive experience includes:
- Drafting and Negotiating Franchise and Other Brand Agreements
- Federal and State Disclosure Requirements
- Franchise Acquisitions
- Intellectual Property and Trademarks
- Labor and Employment
- Real Estate
- Wrongful Termination of Franchise
- Supply Agreements