Helping Franchisors Fulfill Their Legal Requirements
As a franchisor, you have many federal and state legal obligations to follow when starting and maintaining a franchise. Existing franchisors or individuals looking to start new franchises or maintain a franchise program can benefit from an ongoing relationship with experienced legal counsel. A franchise law attorney can help ensure a company is structured to optimize its growth potential. The right lawyer can also position a franchisor to avoid the potential for liability.
More Than 25 Years of Franchise Law Experience
At Carter & Tani, Attorneys at Law, we have more than 25 years of experience helping franchisors nationwide fulfill their legal obligations. Our Chicago area attorneys are highly knowledgeable on franchise laws, including:
- Amended Federal Trade Commission Rule
- State franchise registration laws
- Federal and state disclosure laws governing the offer and sale of franchises
- State franchise laws governing franchise terminations, renewals, transfers and other relationship issues
Contact Carter & Tani, Attorneys at Law to schedule an initial consultation. We are committed to working with you to address your concerns regarding your Franchise Disclosure Document, franchise agreements, franchise registrations, franchise compliance and training, managing your franchise relationships, or any other area of franchise law.
Full-Service Franchise Law Firm Working for You
The legal protections you make now and keep in place can help to protect your franchise from liabilities and future litigation. We will counsel you and keep you informed so that you can make the legal decisions in the best interest of your franchise. Our Chicago area attorneys offer ongoing counsel to address your current and long-term business needs such as:
- Registration and disclosure
- Franchise compliance and training
- Franchise relations and operations
- Business transactions
- Buying and selling businesses
- Commercial leases
- Trademark counseling, application and enforcement
- Franchise renewals, terminations, defaults and transfers
As franchise lawyers, we know that maintaining a franchise is an ongoing effort. You can trust us to keep your Franchise Disclosure Document updated, keep your franchise registrations current and provide ongoing consultation, while keeping you informed on any franchise law developments.
Helping Entrepreneurs Expand Their Focus
Our attorneys can help you develop and expand your franchise program. We offer a variety of legal services to help you take your franchise to the next level, such as:
- Subfranchisors/Master Franchisees
- Area development programs
- Multi-unit development programs
- Non-traditional franchises
We are experienced in preparing the contracts and disclosures for these programs and obtaining separate franchise registrations when necessary.
Helping Franchisors Comply With Regulations
Maintaining legal compliance is critical to the success of your franchise. Do not wait until a violation has occurred to contact an experienced franchisor attorney. We will help you protect your franchise program and your investments.
There are many Federal Trade Commission requirements and state franchise laws and regulations that franchisors must comply with in order to sell franchises. We can keep you abreast of rules relating to the offer and sale of franchises, registration and disclosure, and franchise termination, transfer and non-renewals. Our Chicago area attorneys can also help you comply with day-to-day business operations. Do not make important decisions without the legal guidance of attorneys you can trust.
Contact Our Chicago Area Franchise Firm
Contact Carter & Tani, Attorneys at Law to speak with an experienced franchise law attorney in Wheaton, Illinois. We would be happy to schedule an initial consultation to address your franchise or business.