franchise law

SLG represents both Franchisors and Franchisees. We provide practical advice and counsel on a wide variety of Franchisor and Franchisee matters, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documents for compliance with federal and state regulations.  Our representation includes preparing and reviewing Franchise Disclosure Documents and Franchise Agreements, Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreements, and Operating Agreements. We also create and file Trademark applications and review and prepare Operating Manuals.

We also assist with day-to-day legal needs for both Franchisors and Franchisees.

representative experience

  • Represented large multi-unit fast food franchisee on corporate governance, M&A and contract matters.
  • Represented professional sports franchise on finance, corporate governance, and securities matters.
  • Represented multi-unit restaurant franchise on lease negotiations, succession planning and general business matters.
  • Represented large restaurant franchisor on complex state and local tax controversy matter.
  • Represented multiple franchisors in healthcare, retail, consumer services with setting up Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements, annual updates, operating manuals and related federal and state regulatory compliance.
  • Negotiate international and domestic distributorship agreements for expansion of products in the US and global markets.
  • Negotiate and prepare trademark license agreements.