Franchise Attorneys

Legal advisors to grow your business through franchising

We represent businesses in franchising. We'll help you start franchising, and then handle initial and annual registration and disclosure requirements and advise on relations with franchisees.

New Franchisors

Franchise your business

For entrepreneurs looking to expand from Main Street to every street, we advise on structuring franchise programs and complying with state and federal laws that apply to the offer or sale of franchises and the relationship with franchisees. Franchising is a way to grow your business to multiple locations by granting others the right to open a business under your brand name, in exchange for fees.

We Understand the Business and Law of Franchising

brands represented

franchises opened by our clients (2017)

collective years of franchise law experience

We work with entrepreneurs and startups that are starting to franchise as well as many of the leading brands in the world. In either case, our clients rely on our decades of franchising experience and our reasonable rates to guide their franchise systems, whether it's the 1st sale or the 1,000th.

About Larkin Hoffman
EMERGING & MATURE FRANCHISORS

Expand with experienced franchise counsel

We represent some of the fastest growing and largest franchise brands in the world. We've worked with some of these brands since their launch, as well as many that have come to us later in their life cycles that were seeking franchise lawyers knowledgeable in complex business and legal issues. From registration and disclosure, to franchise system restructurings and M&A, to dispute resolution with franchisees, our franchise team is ready to grow your brand and protect your interests.

Other Services

We have you covered

In addition to our franchising services, as a full-service law firm, we work seamlessly with our intellectual property attorneys for trademark and other proprietary registration and enforcement, business attorneys for contracts and other business legal issues, and real estate attorneys for purchases/sales and leases. Attorneys across our firm are experienced in advising franchisors.

Intellectual Property Law Business Law Real Estate Law
Our Honors

Our franchise team has been called “the most impressive transactional team in the U.S."

Our franchise attorneys are consistently ranked among the leading franchise attorneys in the U.S. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2017), an annual guide identifying the top attorneys and firms in the U.S., called our franchise team “the most impressive transactional team in the U.S.,” as reported by industry sources contacted by Chambers USA.

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Latest Resources

3 Common Reasons to Franchise Your Business

People most commonly decide to franchise their business due to lack of time, money, or people.

Sawan Patel July 16th, 2019

6 Attorneys Named 2019 Franchise Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Larkin Hoffman July 9th, 2019

New FDD State Cover Sheets and State Effective Dates Page

Starting January 1, 2020, franchisors will need to include new state cover sheets and state effective dates pages in their FDDs.

Sawan Patel June 5th, 2019

IFA 52nd Legal Symposium (May 5-7, 2019)

Larkin Hoffman May 21st, 2019

Licensing vs. Franchising Your Business

If your business arrangement meets the 3 elements of a franchise, it’s a franchise regardless what you call it.

Chuck Modell May 17th, 2019

What is a Franchise Fee?

Franchisors charge a variety of fees to franchisees, including an initial fee, royalties and marketing fees, technology fees, and fees for the purchase of required products or services.

Sawan Patel May 3rd, 2019