The number of franchised establishments in the U.S. is expected to increase by 1.6% in 2015, matching the pace of growth in 2014. 

Source: International Franchise Association Educational Foundation

The attorneys at EXCELLAW have provided counsel to numerous franchisors in a wide variety of industries, from schools to restaurants to branded concert events.


Most franchisors start out with a brand (trademark), a targeted concept, and a method of doing business.  Once they refine and protect those 3 ingredients, remendous potential and opportunities offered by the franchising industry abound.  We can help you protect those essential elements so that you can enter the world of franchising with confidence.


Let EXCELLAW evaluate your business and help you determine whether franchising is a realistic option at this juncture.


If your business is not yet ripe for franchising, we can work with you to identify impediments to becoming a franchisor.  We can also help you devise a strategy to remove those impediments and get you on your way.


If your business is a viable candidate for franchising, EXCELLAW can provide full legal support as you launch your franchised empire.




  • Corporate re-structuring to create the appropriate franchising vehicle

  • Preparation of a federally-compliant Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

  • Preparation of a Franchise Agreement

  • Drafting all ancillary documents needed in connection with the franchised business (to be attached as Exhibits to the FDD)

  • Submission of FDD for approval by state agencies (where required)

  • On-going franchisor regulatory and corporate support

  • Contract negotiations with franchisees

  • Resolution of disputes with franchisees


If you have a successful business and are interested in the possibility of franchising, or if you are currently a franchisor, contact EXCELLAW to learn more about how we can help you.

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