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Franchises

McLaughlin & Associates, P.C. represents franchisees in all phases of the purchase, sale, or transfer of a franchise.  Our attorneys review Franchise Disclosure Documents (formerly known as UFOCs), negotiate the franchise agreement and lease, and advise on the formation of the proper entity to acquire the franchise.  Franchise agreements include non-compete agreements, marketing and royalty clauses, intellectual property clauses, and other contractual limitations which can impose unexpected burdens for new business owners.  We have represented franchisees in a variety of industries, including learning centers, fast food restaurants, martial arts studios, fitness centers, hair stylists, and business coaching, among others.  You can rely on our experience to help you understand the legal and financial requirements imposed by the franchisor to  allow you to negotiate the best opportunity possible.

Our law firm also advises clients on alternative forms of business to franchises, including licensing agreements, distribution agreements, joint ventures, independent broker agreements, marketing agreements, and investor agreements.

Please contact the Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates through this Web site or by calling (630) 230-8434 to discuss your new or existing franchise.

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