Sawan Patel co-presented a workshop at the at the American Bar Association’s 45th Annual Forum on Franchising in San Diego, CA, Nov. 2-4, 2022.
The workshop, Growing Pains: Counseling the Emerging Franchisor, discussed some of the key issues emerging franchisors face as they manage their business, provide support and guidance to franchisees, and continue to grow their brand and sell additional franchises. Topics included counseling emerging franchisors in preparing annual FDD updates and renewals of state registrations; monitoring and ensuring compliance with agreement terms and operating standards; maintaining records; and addressing the issue of dissatisfied franchisees, some of which may have more financial resources than the franchisor.
Sawan’s co-presenters included Jess Dance (Polsinelli PC) and Andraya Frith (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP).
Sawan helps businesses grow by protecting their interests, promoting and selling their products and services, and franchising their brands. Clients appreciate his ability to provide legal solutions that make practical business sense and his responsiveness. For businesses looking to grow and expand, Sawan provides legal advice on growth strategies such as distribution and sale arrangements and franchising. He counsels franchisors in structuring and operating their franchise systems by advising start-up franchisors in creating franchise systems and preparing annual FDDs and registrations for established franchisors.