Franchise Law

Franchise Law

If you own or are part of a growing business that is considering franchising as an opportunity to grow your business, you need experienced, talented legal representation to help you explore your options and pursue franchising if appropriate.

Franchise law is a complex web of federal and state regulations. Understanding the potential ramifications of pursuing franchising, along with the growth opportunities it offers requires both legal knowledge and extensive experience.

The franchise team at General Legal Counsel is led by attorney Joseph Freschi. Joseph has advised numerous franchise owners and is a successful franchise owner himself. As an entrepreneur and franchisor, Joseph intimately understands the financial and logistical challenges franchising presents.

Becoming a Franchise Owner

Franchising is a great way to help your business grow, without having to maintain all of your business’ locations by yourself. The experienced national  franchise attorneys at GLC can help you determine whether or not franchising is a good fit for your business.

If franchising is in your expansion plan, you will need to work with a knowledgeable and talented legal team throughout the franchising process. In fact, working with a franchise attorney from the start will limit the costs associated with franchising and will streamline the application process.  

Renewing your Franchise Registration

Business owners often make the decision to work with one attorney to prepare the initial franchise application and then choose to work with another attorney to renew their annual franchise registration. This approach means that as a business owner, you are required to bring your attorney up to speed on your business before they are able to start the renewal process. At GLC we understand that as a franchise owner you are busy running your business. You don’t have the time to re-educate an attorney, paralegal or assistant on the nuances of your franchise agreements and business structure.

With our comprehensive franchise services, our attorneys are already up to speed on your business. This means that when the time comes to renew your registration, we can take care of it quickly and can make you aware of any potential complications long before your renewal is due.

Whether you are looking to learn about the differences between franchising and licensing, are ready to register your business as a franchise for the first time or you’re an existing franchise company looking for a fresh approach to processing your annual renewals, call Joseph today at (925) 238-2460 to discuss your business’ unique needs and how we can help you navigate the process.

See if we’re the right legal experts for your business and talk to us today. We want to know your business inside and out, even if it takes a coffee or two.