Franchising

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From initial funding to resolving disputes, our franchise lawyers will support all of your franchising needs.

Operating as part of our business law group, our franchising team advises and represents local and national franchisors and franchisees across a number of industry groups, from food services to fitness and automotive dealers.

We distinguish ourselves with our broad understanding of the entrepreneurial nature of the franchising environment and the regulatory and compliance requirements unique to operating a franchised business, whether as franchisor or franchisee.

We are routinely involved with and provide advice in respect of:

  • Disclosure documents
  • Master and regional franchise agreements
  • Personal guarantees
  • System and operation manuals
  • Sales and purchase documents
  • License agreements
  • Default notices
  • Area development and area representative agreements

As a franchisor, you want to know that your systems and intellectual property are secure and that your franchise agreements protect the integrity of the franchise you have built. As a franchisee, you want comfort that you will be given the opportunity and tools you need to build your franchise. We understand these motivations and also understand that successful franchising only happens when franchisees and franchisors build long-term relationships by working together. We provide our services in a diligent and practical manner to encourage mutually beneficial outcomes.