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Corporate & Finance

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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.

Services include:

  • 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