Franchising is a long-term cooperative relationship between two entities and franchising and distribution law is a heavily regulated industry. We assist our clients during this relationship, advising them on state and federal disclosure obligations, including compliance with the FTC Franchise Rule, the preparation of franchise disclosure documents, state registrations, real estate, area development agreements, co-branding, employment, advertising, and other business issues.

It is not unusual for franchisors and franchisees to have disputes that result in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Deutsch Kerrigan attorneys serve clients in the food & beverage, hospitality, automotive services, personnel/staffing, and retailer/distributor industries against disputes involving:

  • State relationship and termination law;

  • Petroleum Marketing Practices Act;

  • Dealers Day in Court Acts;

  • Trademark infringement;

  • Unfair competition;

  • Unfair trade practices;

  • Trade Secrets;

  • Non-Competition agreements;

  • Motor vehicle commission actions;

  • Antitrust;

  • Advertising;

  • Vicarious liability;

  • Enforcing system standards; and

  • Reorganization and bankruptcy.