Franchise and Distribution Law

We help clients expand through franchising and other distribution methods. Our clients are both domestic and international and large and small companies. They include franchisors in many industries, such as hotels, restaurants, services, automotive, retail, health, fitness, technology, children's services, and others. We represent franchisors, franchisee associations, suppliers, and multi-unit and master franchisees. We represent clients in franchise disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Dorsey’s franchise practice is national and international in scope. We are uniquely positioned to provide franchise specific knowledge for virtually any legal or business challenge worldwide. Our attorneys share their knowledge and experience at national seminars on franchise related topics.

Attorneys in the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group can assist your business with the following services:

  • Structuring franchise and distribution programs
  • Registration and disclosure
  • International franchising and distribution
  • Co-branding arrangements
  • Franchise finance services
  • E-commerce
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Intellectual property
  • Franchise litigation and dispute resolution
  • Terminations and other relationship issues
  • Real estate
  • Licensing of technology including software

Please contact us for more information on how the Franchise and Distribution Law practice group can serve your business needs.