Allen Matkins assists both franchisors and franchisees with a broad array of franchise related issues, ranging from structuring a franchise program and assisting with registration and disclosure issues to litigation, trademark, non-competition, financing and operational matters.
The goal of our attorneys is to structure relationships that foster mutual and profitable partnerships while protecting intellectual property and other rights.
- Selection of the appropriate structure and business model
- Structuring and documenting the franchise program
- Preparation of franchise disclosure documents
- Assistance with regulatory compliance and disclosure matters
- Registration of franchise on a single state or multi-state basis
- Assisting with franchise financing matters
- Handling trademark and service mark registrations
- Assisting with advertising issues
- Assisting with other intellectual property concerns
- Assisting with franchise relationship issues
- Restructuring franchise relationships
- Advising on antitrust and trade regulation issues
- Handling real estate issues
- Handling franchise litigation and arbitrations