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Franchise/Distribution Disputes


Scarinci Hollenbeck represents franchisors, franchisees and other businesses owners in franchise and distribution disputes.

Our Approach

Our attorneys have knowledge and expertise in handling various types of franchise disputes, both on behalf of franchisors and franchisees. For example, we can assist companies in protecting their valuable marks and contract rights and work with franchises in evaluating domestic and international franchise opportunities. We have been involved in disputes over ownership rights, distribution of franchise revenues and profit, Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory oversight issues, and franchise disclosure documents. We represent clients in litigation when necessary. We provide strategic advice on the interplay between franchise and intellectual property issues, in order to prepare our clients to protect their valuable intellectual property or withstand potential liability.

We counsel our clients as to the effect that bankruptcy and insolvency may have on franchise rights. This includes assisting them in maximizing recovery during workouts, protecting their assets in bankruptcy court disputes, and helping them to structure their business relationships. We also handle matters involving manufacturer/distributor disputes, and licensing law.

The attorneys at Scarinci Hollenbeck can provide strategic counseling for any issue your business may have involving franchise and distribution issues disputes.