Franchise Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Franchisors and franchisees alike will almost inevitably encounter potential or actual disputes revolving around the franchise relationship. When that time comes, we counsel our clients to fully understand and appreciate the complete risk analysis of litigation, dispute resolution, settlement, or other cost-effective approaches to avoiding litigation. We have served as primary, co-counsel and/or local counsel in franchise cases in state and federal courts and arbitrations across the United States involving numerous legal issues, including:

  • Termination and non-renewal
  • Transfer and assignment
  • Noncompete enforcement
  • Unfair competition
  • Trademark infringement
  • Enforcement of system standards
  • Underreporting of sales
  • Encroachment
  • Violations of state and federal franchise laws and relationship statutes
  • Joint employer and vicarious liability