Franchise

Rich May, P.C.’s attorneys have significant experience representing local, regional, and national franchisors and franchisees through initial stages of development to acquisition and sale. We routinely offer assistance with:

  • Regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Formation and organization
  • Drafting and preparation of franchise agreements, Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOC) and
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Negotiation, arbitration and litigation

Representative Transactions

Counsel to large national cooperative direct mail franchisor in a wide variety of franchise matters.

Represented a regional dry cleaning franchisor in the formation of its franchise system and creation of its franchise agreement and Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD).

Assisted franchisor in the acquisition of a competing franchisor.

Represented a franchisor in connection with the sale of its business.

Represented franchisee in negotiation of franchise agreement with national home waste removal business.

Franchisor of office/business solutions: preparation of Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC), negotiation of franchise agreements with multiple franchisees, compliance with state and Federal laws and regulations, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Franchise Rule.

Review of UFOC, negotiation of franchise agreement and related licenses for eBay store franchisee.

Review of UFOC and franchise agreement for high end residential brokerage franchisee.

Represented a franchisor in connection with the succesful enforcement of the noncompetition provision contained in a former franchisee's franchise agreement.  

Related Practice Areas

Corporate, Business & Securities Practice