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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

1212 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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Geoffrey A.

Geoffrey Amend

787 reviews
Geoffrey Amend has over 21 years of experience as a business attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Geoffrey has represented numerous corporate clients, including JungleBee, MomoCentral and APIMATIC. He started his own legal firm in 2013 and was the general counsel at Chelsea Partner before starting his own firm. Geoffrey graduated with a J.D. in law from the Washburn University School of Law in 1995.
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Steven S.

Steven Stark

577 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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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

404 reviews
Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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Scott S.

Scott Stram

385 reviews
As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
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Neil G.

Neil Gandhi

325 reviews
Neil Ghandhi has 12 years of experience as a corporate attorney. He is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. Neil received his legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Neil is experienced in securities and finances, and often assists startup companies overcome legal obstacles. He has been the chief legal officer at ComicsVerse.com since December 2015, as well as the managing attorney at his own legal office since January 2014.
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Jake S.

Jake Siciliano

250 reviews
Jake graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he focused on international trademark and corporate law. As of 2022, he has obtained his L.L.M. in Financial Compli... read more
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

235 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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Mario N.

Mario Naim

225 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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Joshua S.

Joshua Soloway

205 reviews
He has experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker, strategic adviser and corporate finance attorney. Joshua is currently a Managing Director of Soloway Group, PC Counselors at Law. His focus is on corporate finance, securities, capital raising and general corporate matters. His legal advice extends to private and public companies. He attended Boston University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate.
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