Franchising Lawyers for Franchisors & Franchisees

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Franchising Lawyers Bring Experience to the Deal

We are seasoned and experienced franchise attorneys who help franchisors and franchisees in Orange County and beyond. Franchising is one effective way to dramatically grow a business without borrowing or spending your own money. Unfortunately, the franchise business is highly regulated and you will need some help to avoid the common pitfalls that can be so frustrating without expert guidance.

Franchisors

We regularly assist and represent franchisors of any size to prepare their franchise offering circulars (FOC), franchise agreements, and ancillary agreements. Our services include registering franchises Franchise Offering Circulars in the 14 states that require franchise registration (including: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and a Disclosure-Only State Oregon). Similarly, we assist franchisors in the non-registration states – we maintain an up-to-date fee schedule for those jurisdictions and can prepare the necessary documentation.

Arrggh! — All those states and requirements – Yes, looking ahead, it can appear complicated, but do not be deterred, franchising can start small, be affordable and can then expand responsibly as the business climate and franchisee interest dictates. You can expand to other states —if and when— the interest and excitement is there. Think about Carl’s Jr. and Farmer Boys. They were both California franchise operations for decades before they decided to further expand into other states, and then they did it carefully. Carl’s Jr. just recently moved into Texas because all the California transplants created a vacuum that Carl’s Jr. and the non-franchise In-N-Out chain then started to address. Right here in California, a state of nearly 40 million residents, there is plenty of franchise opportunity to grow your franchise business here in the Golden State.

Do we need multiple locations first? – No. To start a franchise, it is not necessary to currently operate multiple locations. If your business model is franchise-friendly and makes sense, you can package your business as a franchise opportunity. It would, of course, be necessary to have one business prototype up and running should you plan to set up a franchise.

We can help you design and prepare individual or area franchise agreements (which enable you to sell franchises in highly populated areas such as Orange County, Los Angeles County, etc.).

Franchisees

We are here to review franchise agreements for franchisees, and help you negotiate your franchise agreement (including terms and conditions) with the franchisor. Franchisors often give prospective franchisees their franchise agreements are cast in stone. Don’t believe it. Savvy franchisees can negotiate many of the terms that are set forth in the agreement. If you blindly agree to a non-negotiated franchisor agreement, likely you are agreeing to unfairly skewed language that can be negotiated more to your favor. Consulting a Franchise Attorney will, we are confidant, put you money ahead in the end.

As Orange County Franchising Lawyers, we represent both franchisors and franchisees. We know our way around and know what to look for and how best to handle both sides of franchise negotiations. Contact us at (888) 866-3620 to learn more.

Most popular franchises

There are thousands of franchise opportunities for Orange County business people to consider – including the most popular and profitable ones such as:

franchiseSubway, Quiznos, UPS Store, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, Super 8 Motel, Days Inn, Curves, Matco Tools, Jack in the Box, Supercuts, Servpro, Denny’s, Pizza Hut, 7-Eleven, Anytime Fitness, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Cinnabon, Hampton Hotels, Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Fantastic Sams, Farmer Boys, Marry Maids, Servicemaster Clean, Aamco Transmissions, and Johnny Rockets.