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Los Angeles, California Franchise Law Attorney Practice Group

The Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group of the Law Offices of Sherwin S. Arzani has vast experience in representing franchisees and franchisors in transactional matters, as well as assisting in resolving franchisee vs. franchisor disputes.  Our Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group has been involved with several legal matters on behalf of franchisees and franchisors in many different industries, including, but not limited to, fast food franchises, restaurant franchises, oil changes franchises, automobile dealerships, rent-a-car franchises, carwash franchises and gas station franchises.  For more information on businesses we have represented in various matters, including, but not limited to, franchise law matters, click here.

As part of our business law and corporate law practice groups, our Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group can handle issues related to forming, licensing and operating a franchise in Los Angeles, or any other parts of California, including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting, amending and reviewing franchise agreements
  • Drafting, amending and reviewing distribution agreements
  • Establishing franchisee territories and exclusivity
  • Drafting, amending and reviewing licensing agreements (in conjunction with our Los Angeles Intellectual Property Attorney Practice Group).
  • Drafting, amending or reviewing property leases and real estate purchase agreement (in conjunction with our Los Angeles Real Estate Attorney Practice Group).
  • Drafting, amending and reviewing development agreements
  • Buying or selling a franchise or multiple franchises
  • Preparing or reviewing franchise disclosure documents
  • Compliance with state and federal law and registration
  • Lawsuits between franchisees and franchisors

Our Los Angeles franchise lawyer practice group also advises our clients on franchisor – franchisee transactional matters such as buy-backs, initial franchise fees, terminations of franchise relationships, transfers, royalties and advertising funds.

Whether you are a franchisee of a growing franchise, a franchisor creating a franchise program, or involved in a franchisee vs. franchisor dispute, our Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group has the franchise knowledge and experience to help.

Franchisees:
For most people, purchasing a franchise is a very large investment.  If you are a franchisee, or a potential franchisee, the Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group of the Law Offices of Sherwin S, Arzani can assist you in every step of the way as you establish and grow your franchise.  In the initial stage, our Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group can help you in negotiating, preparing and reviewing franchise agreements, as well as with elements of the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular.  

After you have completed the start-up of your franchise, our Los Angeles franchise lawyer practice group can help you to comply with regulatory requirements and represent you to successfully deal with the everyday issues facing any developing business.

If you are a franchisee and desire more information, click here to initiate a free consultation.

Franchisors:
In California, state regulation requires that franchises are registered with the state regulatory agency. It is imperative that all filings and other documents be prepared and filed properly to avoid violation of the  state laws and regulations.  Our Los Angeles franchise lawyer practice group can assist franchisors to file such documents.

In addition to state regulatory filings, franchisors are required to provide franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements to potential franchisees. The disclosure documents and franchise agreement should transparently explain a franchises structure and set forth the terms of the franchisor – franchisee relationship.  Our Los Angeles franchise attorney can assist franchisors with such franchise documents.

If you are a franchisor and desire more information, click here to initiate a free consultation.

Franchisee vs. Franchisor Disputes:
The Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group of the Law Offices of Sherwin S. Arzani can represent either franchisors or franchisees in franchise litigation and other disputes.  In conjunction with our Los Angeles business and commercial litigation attorney practice group, our attorneys can represent franchisees, franchisors and distribution firms with the knowledge and expertise of franchise law.

Whether it be a breach of contract that cause of action on a franchise agreement, a dispute during a franchise termination process, a lawsuit involving violations of covenants not to compete, or an employment law claim, our Los Angeles franchise attorney practice group is ready to help.

Click here to initiate a free consultation regarding a franchise dispute.

In the real world, so many different facets of business and commerce overlap.  That is why our Los Angeles franchise lawyer practice group works in conjunction with these other legal divisions within our firm:

 

 

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