With a strong background in this field of law, K&P serves as general counsel to numerous franchisors and distributors. We also represent franchisees, ranging in size from first time owners to multi-unit franchisees with dozens of locations. Experience representing both franchisors and franchisees has given our attorneys a complete view of the franchise relationship and enhanced the services provided to both sides.

Services include:

  • Franchise documentation, including franchise agreements, area and multi-unit development agreements, option agreements and cooperative purchasing and advertising arrangements
  • Drafting, review and negotiation of distribution and sales representative agreements
  • Prepartion of Franchise Disclosure Documents required to offer franchises for sale
  • Registration of franchisors with state authorities
  • Negotiations between franchisors and franchisee associations
  • Purchase, sale, and financing of franchised businesses
  • Enforcement of franchisors’ intellectual property rights
  • Advising clients on sales, labeling, and advertising law compliance
  • Franchise and dealer termination

News & Publications

    Trade Secrets Handbook for Franchise and Distribution Companies

    Member Editorial Board (ABA Forum on Franchising)