Are you considering opening a franchise? Or are you currently involved in a dispute between a franchise owner and an individually owned franchise? The laws governing franchise businesses can be complex, which is why you need an experienced franchise lawyer to help you navigate through the process of opening, operating, and maintaining your business.
The Houston franchise lawyers of Feldman & Feldman have extensive experience with business law and commercial litigation. We can help with all of the legal aspects surrounding operating a franchise and any disputes that may arise.
Purchasing a Franchise
If you’re interested in purchasing a franchise, you will need the help of a lawyer. There are many laws that govern the purchase and operation of a franchise business. When you open a business that is part of a franchise, you will have the right to distribute products and services under the franchise’s trademark. But the contract between the franchisor and the franchisee needs to be extensive and its terms are very important. Before you enter into a franchise agreement, you should have your own lawyer review the terms and conditions with you to ensure you understand them and that they are fair.
Operating a Franchise Business
Once the contract is established and both parties agree to the terms and conditions, a franchise can begin operating. It is important for an individual franchisee to adhere to the specific requirements of being a part of the larger franchise business. Your products and services must be provided in the manner dictated by the franchisor in its contract. A portion of the profits made by the franchisee are returned to the franchisor in return for the use of its trademark and other intellectual property.
If disputes arise over contract terms or unmet expectations between the franchisor and franchisee that result in litigation, you’ll need the help of a commercial litigation attorney. Disputes can result in the loss of trademark rights as well as financial losses, so you’ll need sophisticated and experienced legal representation.
Creating a Franchise
Are you ready to expand your business? If you’re a business owner who has experienced enough success to consider opening another branch of your business, you may want to consider creating a franchise. You can save yourself the personal time and effort it would require to establish your business in an additional location by selling it as a franchise to a new potential business owner. Creating a franchise involves complex legal matters that a franchise lawyer has the experience to help you with.
Feldman & Feldman, Experienced Houston Franchise Lawyers
At Feldman & Feldman we understand the complexities of running a successful franchise, and we’re prepared to help you every step of the way. From the purchase of the franchise to the day-to-day operations, we provide the legal support you need to avoid disputes and litigation. We also work with franchisors who are dealing with contract breaches, trademark violations, financial issues, and other disputes with franchisees.
Contact Feldman & Feldman to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced business lawyers. We look forward to helping you with the legal aspects of your business.