If you considering opening a franchise or you are currently involved in a dispute between a franchise owner and an individually owned franchise, you may be aware that the laws governing franchise businesses can be complex. An experienced franchise lawyer will be an invaluable asset in helping you navigate through the process of opening, operating, and maintaining your business.
Kleyman Law Group’s New York franchise lawyers have extensive experience with business law and commercial litigation. KLG can help with all of the legal aspects surrounding operating your franchise.
Purchasing a Franchise
If you are interested in purchasing a franchise, the importance of consulting the expertise of a business lawyer is paramount. There are numerous laws that govern the purchase and operation of a franchise business.
When you open a business that is part of a franchise, you will have certain rights to distribute products and services under that franchise’s trademark. Additionally, the contract between the franchisor and the franchisee needs to be comprehensive and its terms are very important.
Before you enter into a franchise agreement, you should have your own personal KLG franchise lawyer review the terms and conditions with you to ensure you understand them and that they are fair, reasonable, and structured to foster your success.
Once a contract is established and both parties agree to the terms and conditions, a franchise may begin operating. It is important for an individual franchisee to adhere to the specific requirements inherent to being a subset of the larger franchise business.
Your franchise’s products and services must be provided in the manner dictated by the franchisor in your contract. A set portion of the profits made by the franchisee are returned to the franchisor in return for the use of its trademark, branding, and other intellectual property.
Disputes over contract terms or unmet expectations between the franchisor and franchisee may result in litigation. These disputes can result in the loss of trademark rights as well as financial losses. In the event of such a litigation, the sophisticated and experienced legal representation that KLG provides will be a key to your success.
Operating a Franchise Business
Creating a Franchise
If you are a business owner who has experienced enough success to consider opening another branch of your business, you may want to consider creating a franchise. You can save yourself the personal time and effort it would require to establish your business in an additional location by selling a franchise to a new, prospective business owner. Creating a franchise is an excellent way to expand your business, and our experienced franchise lawyers possesses the expertise required to navigate the complexities of franchise law.
At Kleyman Law Group, we understand the exciting challenge of running a successful franchise, and we’re prepared to help you every step of the way. From the purchase of the franchise to the day-to-day operations, we provide the legal support you need to avoid disputes and litigation. We also work with franchisors who are experiencing breaches of contract, trademark violations, financial issues, and other disputes with franchisees. Contact Kleyman Law Group to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced business lawyers. We look forward to empowering your success!