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What Can A Franchise Lawyer Help You With?

A franchise attorney assists clients with negotiating, drafting, and finalizing franchise agreements, business programs, and distribution arrangements. They also offer legal advice for generalized and specialized franchise law-related matters. Services can include representation during lawsuits for compliance, non-renewal, and enforcement.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Franchise Lawyer In The U.S.?

Since franchise law is a very niche area of specialization, practicing lawyers can cost up to $800 an hour. The average cost of a franchise lawyer, though, can range from $300 to $450 an hour. It’s important to remember that this doesn’t determine end costs, as there may be other additional expenses involved with the process.

How To Find The Best Franchise Lawyer

To find the best franchise attorney for your needs, you’ll need to conduct enough research to properly vet the person who will be representing you. You can assess the lawyer based on a few factors, including their location, the amount of experience and industry-specific knowledge they possess, their pricing (and if they charge flat or hourly fees), and what services they include in their package. Click here to easily find & compare the best franchise lawyers in your area for free.

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FAQs About Franchise Lawyers And Law

Do I Need A Franchise Lawyer?

A lawyer who specializes in franchise law is important to hire, as they can help you with any important paperwork or any tax concerns you may have. Having one on hand can be useful from the beginning stages of establishing a franchise to when interventions are needed.

Does A Franchise Have Protection Under The Law?

Yes, various state and federal laws centering on agreement rules and disclosures have been established and are regularly enforced to protect your interests as you enter a franchise relationship.

How Do I Get Out Of A Franchise Agreement?

To get out of a franchise agreement, you must draft a termination letter detailing your intention and have it sent to the franchisor. Franchise lawyers should be consulted to ensure that the termination is valid and legally-binding.

Seth W.

Seth Wiener

1184 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Steven S.

Steven Stark

539 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Mario N.

Mario Naim

214 reviews
Mario's firm focuses on serving growth companies throughout the venture capital life cycle from startups to public companies. The firm provides services related to business law, specifically corporate, securities, business combinations and commercial transactions. He has also helped foreign clients in the acquisitions of businesses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

212 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Mary H.

Mary Hodges

240 reviews
Employment is a big part of any business, and Mary Hodges understands that many business owners may not know the legal details of the hiring or termination process. She works with business owners with a variety of needs: from working with independent contractors, to developing and implementing employment policies, non-disclosure agreements, and more. Ms. Hodges can also help with business formation, contracts, and operations.
Alejandro M.

Alejandro Maher

177 reviews
Alejandro Maher’s firm specializes in domestic and international corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and arbitration. He has represented individual investors, entrepreneurs, and emerging-growth companies in matters of public and private offerings of equity, M&A, and real estate financing. Currently, Alejandro has over 50 domestic and international clients.
Philip H.

Philip Heller

76 reviews
A corporate and commercial transactions counsel, Philip Heller has represented leading digital media, entertainment, and technology companies, including Warner Bros, Hulu, and American Express. He is particularly knowledgeable about SaaS, software licensing, partnerships, and private equity funds. Mr. Heller specializes in negotiations and drafting complex agreements and privacy policies.
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