Helping your franchise reach new heights.
Helping your franchise reach new heights.

How We Can Help

Your success is our success. This commitment to clients drives us to work tirelessly on your behalf and ensures we build lasting relationships with clients as we grow together.

Services for Franchisors

Franchising is a highly regulated industry with complex federal, state, and local requirements. Whether you are an existing franchise or an emerging concept, the right representation matters.

Services for Franchisees

Franchisee clients rely on our vast experience representing single-unit, multi-unit, and multi-state franchisees in the development and operation of their franchises.

Other Services

Whether you are starting a business or are responsible for minimizing the legal exposure and compliance oversight of a large multinational corporation, you deserve effective legal counsel at every stage of your business’ development.


Can this Restaurant Concept Be a Successful Franchise?

A quick-service restaurant had several successful restaurant locations throughout New York City. The brand specialized in offering healthy menu items prepared from locally-sourced ingredients. The owners wanted to expand the restaurant system throughout the U.S. and debated whether franchising would be the best way to accomplish the expansion.

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Can Certain Challenges Limit the Potential Success of Franchisees?

Our clients wanted to acquire the right to develop several fitness franchises that offered personal training and fitness services to customers from retail outlets. The clients hired us to review with them the franchise disclosure document (FDD), the franchise agreement and development agreement. 

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Our Mission

Lusthaus Law is dedicated to your success.

Lusthaus Law P.C. is a franchise lawyer that represents franchisors, franchisees, and independent business owners in all aspects and at all stages of their business development, management, and operations.

With extensive experience in franchise law, Lusthaus Law has one goal: To help every client navigate a clear path to franchise success.



“…consistent and excellent service.”

“Thanks so much for consistent and excellent service. You allowed me to step back throughout the process. My partners and I appreciate your work tremendously.” – James M.


“I needed an attorney with franchise experience and Julie delivered.  Her knowledge of FDDs helped me better understand the risks … and her recommendations to mitigate these risks are invaluable.  If you are in need of a franchise attorney, call Lusthaus Law.”  Chris S.


“Julie Lusthaus worked with our company to assist us in getting approved as a franchisor… Julie is not only a great attorney but honestly a pleasure to work with. Anyone in need of an attorney for business or real estate would be wise to choose to retain her services.”  – Paul


“Julie Lusthaus, fully carried out all of our franchising company’s legal aspects very timely and professionally over the past several years. Julie Lusthaus pays great attention to not only the business and legal side of things but also to the relationship with her clients.”  – Craig