Emerging & Mature Franchisors

Franchise Litigation

We'll help your franchise system go where you want it to go. But when you need to protect or defend your interests and franchise system, we also have your back.

Our franchise litigators have extensive experience representing local, national, and international franchisors in mediation, arbitration, and state and federal courts across the country. Our expertise includes termination issues, enforcement of non-compete agreements, implied covenants of good faith and fair dealing, violations of franchise statutes, trademark infringement, enforcement of franchise agreement terms, vicarious liability, class actions and antitrust.

Disputes between franchisors and franchisees can threaten the entire franchise system. Our experienced litigators can guide your system through this difficult time, litigating aggressively where necessary, while keeping your business needs and goals at the forefront.

Our experience includes:

  • Defaults and termination
  • Enforcement of non-competes
  • Implied covenants of good faith and fair dealing
  • Violations of franchise statutes
  • Trademark infringement
  • Enforcement of franchise agreement terms
  • Vicarious liability
  • Class actions
  • Antitrust

"This ... team is based in Minneapolis and assists a range of clients, from startups to major multinational franchisors. In addition to its expertise in franchise transaction work, the group has significant skill in litigation and arbitration ..."

CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS (2018)