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.


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.


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.

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

Case Studies

Ellie Mental Health

Larkin Hoffman August 26th, 2021

Self Esteem Brands Acquires The Bar Method

Larkin Hoffman September 17th, 2019

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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Latest Resources

Ellie Mental Health

Larkin Hoffman August 26th, 2021

5 Attorneys Named 2021 Franchise Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Larkin Hoffman July 22nd, 2021

Client Service Story: Above and Beyond

Larkin Hoffman May 3rd, 2021

Back to Business? Expect the ADA Plaintiffs’ Bar Will be Too

Henry Pfutzenreuter April 29th, 2021

New Franchise Expert Witness Resource

Larkin Hoffman April 28th, 2021

7 Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times

Larkin Hoffman April 9th, 2021