Larkin Hoffman Franchising

Award-winning franchise attorneys for franchisors

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 as your franchise system grows.

New Franchisors

Grow Your Franchise Business

Franchising is not to be undertaken lightly. It is important that new franchisors take the appropriate steps to position themselves and their franchisees for success. The first step is to learn what it means to franchise a business. If you are new to franchising, review the material on this website, talk to other franchisors, and reach out to one of our franchise attorneys. We are here to help.

Franchising by the Numbers


brands represented


franchises opened by our clients


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

Your Franchise General 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, multi-unit expansion, 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.


Award-Winning Franchise Attorneys

Our team includes a past chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (the largest organization of franchise lawyers), past and current members of the NASAA Franchise Project Group (that is tasked with training state franchise regulators), an editor of the ABA Forum on Franchising's Franchise Law Journal, attorneys who have held committee positions with the ABA Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association (the largest trade organization for franchise systems), attorneys who have been named Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®, several attorneys listed as Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers magazine, and a recipient of the Lewis G. Rudnick Award from the ABA Forum on Franchising.

Case Studies

Larkin Hoffman Enforces Noncompete in Colorado Federal Court

Larkin Hoffman January 25th, 2022

Ellie Mental Health

Larkin Hoffman August 26th, 2021

Mulberrys Garment Care

Larkin Hoffman November 4th, 2019
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.

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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