Franchise Lawyers

Running a business is a complex endeavor, and in some situations, your business may outgrow a single location and become even more complicated. Expansion is possible, but you may not wish to personally dedicate the time or resources to oversee a second location.

Converting your business into a franchise may be the best solution in such cases. It may allow you to reap the benefits of owning the intellectual property behind your business while allowing franchisees to operate their own locations independently.

A franchise lawyer could help you understand the legal and business planning steps involved with creating a franchise. Once retained, your business local franchise attorney could combine their experience with your personal goals to create a franchise plan that fits your needs.


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The attorneys at Franchise.Law are dedicated to providing your business with the knowledge and insight you need to get through the franchising process. Filling out the information below will help us get to know your business concerns, and how we can help.

Our Services

Our franchise attorneys are based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and represent clients nationwide who are ready to help you with legal franchise services and business planning steps involved with creating a franchise.


Established Franchisors

You’ve worked hard to build your business to the point where you could franchise it. Let our business franchise lawyers manage your compliance with federal franchise laws and state registration regulations. You’re the best at what you do, and we strive to be the best at what we do. Together, we can pave the way for your franchise’s success.
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Start-Up Franchisors

We love entrepreneurs because we are entrepreneurs. Your spirit, drive, and motivation are what set you apart from the 9-5 masses. Franchising your business is, frankly, a great way to turn your business into a money-making machine. Our franchise law firm regularly works with small businesses in developing their brand and operation as well as teach them how to franchise so that they are positioned to take this step when the time is right.
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Legal Steps to Create a Business Franchise

Creating a franchise involves many complex legal steps, the first of which is seeking a federal trademark or patent to give the inventors of a product or process the legal right of ownership over that property. The holder of a trademark or patent has the exclusive rights to use that trademark or to sell those items on the open market. However, a franchisee will also be utilizing those marks and selling the owner’s product through a master franchise agreement, so it is essential to get a trademark or patent certification in order to protect legal ownership of those items and prevent future conflict over ownership. Our franchise lawyers could provide legal services to ensure a franchisor meets all federal franchise requirements.

The next step is to create a franchise disclosure document—one of many tasks a business franchise attorney could assist with—outlining the general terms of the relationship. This gives the franchisee an opportunity to negotiate terms, consult with their own legal counsel and discuss plans with an accountant.

If the two parties agree that a business relationship is amenable, they would sign a final franchise agreement which specifies the right to use the franchisor’s intellectual property, provides an outline of day-to-day activities, and states the price of the franchise among many other things. Once they sign the franchise agreement, the franchisee is free to operate their business under those stipulations.

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How We Got Here

Jason Power and Jonathan Barber met while working at another law firm. Together, they launched Franchise.Law on May 5, 2016 with the vision of developing lifelong relationships with their clients, promoting transparency in billing practices, building a family-focused law firm, and becoming a major player in the franchise industry. Jason’s deep network of contacts and decade of franchise experience combine with Jonathan’s entrepreneurial spirit and client service skills to offer our clients exceptional legal franchise services.

Jason W. Power

Jason values honesty, integrity, family, hard work, and dedication. He has a healthy disregard for the impossible, and will do whatever it takes to come up with a solution. Jason is brought into his clients’ success, and always carries the mindset of “what can we do to help them grow and keep them out of trouble.” He is also motivated by the desire to better himself, his family, and his clients’ lives.
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Jonathan N. Barber

Jonathan Barber is a passionate and experienced corporate transactions and litigations attorney. He has ample experience with large finance corporations, but his true passion lies in working with entrepreneurs and small businesses. This led him to the Liberty University School of Law where he studied transactional law.
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The Legal Relationship Between
Franchisors and Franchisees

The creation of a franchisor-franchisee relationship takes the form of a contract. Known as the franchise agreement, this document outlines the responsibilities of each party.

Typically, the franchisor would supply their federally trademarked or patented product and a general business plan for operating as a form of the parent company. In exchange, the franchisee promises to provide payment for the right to use these plans and products.

It is essential to remember that franchisees are still independent business owners, meaning they make the ultimate decisions concerning hours of operation, hiring choices, and how to market their products. Furthermore, unless the master franchise agreement specifically states otherwise, franchisees are solely responsible for any profit or loss generated by the franchise. A franchise attorney in this area might be able to provide more information about the important relationship between franchisors and franchisees and other legal franchise services.

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Our clients know about our work and we are proud to share their experiences with our business franchise legal services. No matter your franchise's legal concerns, our firm of dedicated franchise lawyers is here to provide you with legal services throughout your business venture.
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Guidance Throughout the Franchising Process

Licensing other parties to operate franchises may allow an owner to collect income from their products or business model without personally running an additional location of their business. A franchise lawyer could help you learn how to franchise your brand. Call our franchise law firm today to learn more.