We Represent Franchisors and Franchisees in Ohio, Kentucky, and Colorado
Our franchise law attorneys are well versed with the many laws, rules, and regulations governing the franchise industry. Rendigs attorneys represent both franchisors and franchisees, which gives them a broader and more well-rounded perspective. Having decades of experience in this industry and having an attorney who actually owns franchises himself gives us a unique perspective in this area. When you are ready, we are here to help you pursue and protect your business interests.
Representation for Franchisors
Operating as a franchisor is very different from operating as a retail business owner. When seeking to franchise their businesses, owners need to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the process involved, and they need to have a clear understanding of their obligations as a franchisor. We guide our franchisor clients through every stage of the process, from identifying and protecting their intellectual property assets to drafting and registering their Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs).
We also represent franchisors in franchise agreement negotiations and other franchisee-related matters. From renewals and transfers to mediation and arbitration, we have the experience and insights required to help franchisors make informed decisions regardless of where their needs may arise. We also have significant experience in franchise litigation, and we represent franchisors in litigation involving other business and corporate matters as well.
Representation for Franchisees
Franchising is a popular and powerful business model that allows a business owner to benefit from the established systems and brands of another. While buying a franchise provides a path to success, the documentation involved in franchising requires careful analysis and negotiation.
We help new franchisees understand their franchisors’ FDDs and franchise agreements. We also help franchisees negotiate their franchise agreements to secure advantageous terms for royalty payments; franchisor support obligations; and the ability to expand, develop and purchase new territories. We assist franchisees with forming new business entities, hiring employees, and entering into contracts with vendors and other third parties as well.
For franchisees who are facing disputes with their franchisors, we provide representation in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Our attorneys handle all types of franchise-related disputes, from claims of encroachment and discrimination to claims of wrongful termination and non-competition covenant invalidity. While we pursue alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings and litigation on behalf of our clients when necessary, we also understand that it is in franchisees’ best interests to preserve the franchisor-franchisee relationship in many circumstances. When this is the case, we target amicable resolutions for our clients while still working to secure concessions that help to maximize their chances of success.
Speak with a Franchise Law Attorney at Rendigs
Are you ready to franchise your business? Are you thinking about buying a franchise? Are you facing a franchise-related dispute? If so, we can help you move forward. To speak with a franchise law attorney at our offices in Ohio, Kentucky or Colorado in confidence, please call 513-381-9200 or tell us how we can help online today.