Dispute Resolution for Franchisors

Dispute Resolution for Franchisors

Most franchise agreements are long-term engagements. They have a term of anywhere from 5 to 10 to even 20 years. Franchise ownership thus creates a longstanding relationship and as with any relationship, there will be conflict at some point – major or minor. 

At Lusthaus Law, our long history representing franchisors and franchisees in transactions and disputes, make us particularly knowledgeable in assisting franchisors address and resolve disputes with franchisees and terminate the franchise relationship where necessary. Whether the dispute involves a franchisee’s failure to pay royalties and other fees; a failure to comply with system standards; claims relating to fraud in the sales process; claims arising from encroachment; or the failure to abide non-competition and non-disclosure obligations, Lusthaus Law can help. 

Our services include:

  • Reviewing franchise agreements and providing advice as to the rights and obligations of the parties and the various methods of dispute resolution;
  • Finding business solutions for franchisors and their franchisees to resolve disputes;
  • Assisting franchisors with issuing default notices to ensure legal compliance and effectiveness;
  • Determining whether there are sufficient grounds for termination and issuing termination notices. 
  • Advising franchisors on protecting their brands and intellectual property.

For those times when a dispute cannot be resolved without a formal process such as mediation, litigation, or arbitration, Lusthaus Law works closely with clients to secure results that best meet their needs and to help them resolve conflicts wherever they occur by tapping into our relationships with experienced franchise and business litigators nationwide.

If you have a dispute with your franchisee, contact us to discuss the best options for resolving that dispute. Call Lusthaus Law at 914-265-4100 for appropriate, accessible legal advice and counsel.