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Franchising

Supporting Franchisors and Franchisees

The business growth opportunities of franchising come with a complex maze of legal hoops and hurdles. We work with franchisers and franchisees to successfully navigate the challenges and move ahead toward their full potential.

Having worked with franchisors and franchisees nationwide, we understand what you need and can represent you for all your legal needs including:

  •  Structuring and expanding franchise development programs
  • Managing corporate structural, governance, and compliance activities
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Across-the-Board Experience

Developing or expanding a franchisor and its territories? A franchisee evaluating a potential opportunity? We have relevant subject matter experience in:

  • Health and fitness
  • Automotive
  • Retail
  • Foodservice
  • Hotel and other hospitality
  • Medical and mental health services
  • Wellness
  • Telecommunications
  • Technology

Our  franchise and licensing expertise allows you to unlock your concept's tremendous growth potential.

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Structuring For Growth

Our team offers substantial legal support in the development and expansion of franchise networks whether as a startup or a known quantity, locally, regionally or nationally. Lipresti Law's franchise- and license-related experience lends tremendous expertise in drafting and analyzing critical FDDs, trademark licensing agreements, area development agreements, and franchise agreements.

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  • Business entity formation and structuring
  • Franchise disclosure document drafting and registration
  • Distribution Agreements negotiation and enforcement
  • Development and administration of business and employment programs, policies, and plans
  • Administering a program of noncompetition and confidentiality agreements
  • Drafting and negotiation of franchise and license agreements
  • Full spectrum of relationship management with single- and multi-unit franchisees, licensees, vendors, suppliers, and competitors
  • Evaluation, diligence, and closing of merger and acquisition matters
  • Raising money through capital and debt financing and securities
  • Franchise disclosure document review and diligence
  • Business entity formation
  • Reviewing and limiting the appropriate scope of noncompetition and confidentiality agreements
  • Drafting and negotiation of franchise, license, and distribution chain agreements
  • Leases and related real estate agreements focused on franchise needs and requirements
  • Development and administration of business and employment programs, policies, and plans
  • Evaluation, diligence, and closing of acquisition and divesture transactions