Creative Legal Solutions, Reliable Expertise
At Providence Law, we have a stellar reputation for taking a personal approach to each case we handle. Our talented attorneys are invested in our clients and the franchises they wish to establish or expand, and we are here to provide you with reliable and practical legal counsel for your franchise operation. We believe your franchise business is important, so don't hesitate to reach out to us so we can use our experience and guidance to devise a legal strategy to protect your best interests.
Franchise Law Services We Provide
Providence Law assists our clients in accomplishing their ambitious goals. We offer the following legal services out of our firm in St. Louis:
Franchise & Business Formation
If you are opening a new franchise, then you should seriously consider forming a corporation or an LLC. Providence Law can walk you through incorporating your business, preparing initial bylaws, and other crucial formation steps. Our attorney can also draft or review your buy-sell agreements for your franchise.
Franchise Acquisition & Consulting
We help franchisees and franchisors across Missouri with their mergers and acquisitions and guide them through complicated issues with investors. Whether you want to grow your franchise or eliminate a local competitor, we can provide you with top-notch representation.
Franchise Termination & Non-Renewal
Franchise owners can face claims and liabilities if the purchase agreement is terminated or not renewed. Actions for wrongful termination require careful analysis of your rights and duties, which is why you should contact our legal team so we can devise a strong defense strategy.
Franchise Transfers & Sales
Do you need to draft or review a buy-sell agreement for your franchise businesses? We are familiar with the problems that can arise when you try to sell a franchise business, and we are here to explain your rights if the franchisor interferes with your efforts to sell.
Contract Review & Negotiation of Franchise Disclosure Documents
We have decades of experience reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements on behalf of franchisees in Missouri. Our lawyers will gladly take a close look at all of your franchise disclosure documents to find potential liabilities and language that needs to be altered to protect your business interests.
The franchise agreement determines the business relationship that exists between the franchisee and the franchisor. Franchisees need to read the fine print closely so they understand their role and obligations to the franchisor. Our attorneys are here to help you negotiate concessions and advocate for your business goals so that you reach a fair franchise agreement.
Multi-Unit Development Agreements
Multi-unit area development agreements define the particular development obligations of the franchisee. These agreements usually focus on how to responsibly grow the franchise and develop in specific regions that will benefit both franchisors and franchisees.
Our talented legal team has represented clients in courtrooms, arbitration, and mediation forums to resolve their franchise disputes. If negotiations break down, we are willing to proceed to litigation and fight for what our clients are entitled to.
Franchise Disclosure Documents Compliance
Franchisors must comply with federal and state regulations and have to provide potential franchisees with a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The FDD contains information about the business offering, the contract provisions, and the background of the franchisor. Although the FDD is an invaluable resource, it can also be confusing if you don't have a background in law.
Providence Law is here to assist with your legal needs. Reach out today at (704) 412-9450 for your free intake call.