Franchising is complex and highly specialized. Gust Rosenfeld’s franchising lawyers address the wide spectrum of legal issues. Representing franchisors and franchisees, we help identify potential problems and create workable solutions. Our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with all aspects of franchising, distributorships and business opportunities including:

  • analysis of franchise agreements and disclosure documents (FDD) for potential franchisees
  • antitrust implications
  • commercial and financing transactions
  • compliance with state and federal law
  • confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and litigation
  • enforcing system standards and termination of franchisees
  • filing FDDs for franchise and business opportunity registrations on a nationwide basis
  • forming corporations and other business entities
  • general problems within franchise systems
  • leases
  • licensing issues
  • negotiating franchise and related agreements
  • preparing franchise agreements and multiple location agreements
  • preparing franchise disclosure documents for franchisors
  • real estate acquisition, leases and financing
  • structuring of new and existing franchise systems
  • trademark questions, registrations and ongoing affidavit filings

Legal Updates & Firm News

Nov 08,2021 General

Gust Rosenfeld Recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

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Aug 19,2021 General

Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Names Five Gust Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”; Five as “Ones to Watch”; and 38 as Leaders in Their Field

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