Comprehensive Legal Services For Franchisors And Franchisees
The relationship between franchisees and franchisor is complex and disputes may involve multiple areas of law, including contract law, intellectual property and fraud claims. At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our attorneys bring years of experience to protecting your interests in any area of dispute in franchise law. From our main offices in New York City, as well as locations in Denver and New Jersey, we represent both franchise owners and franchisees nationwide and internationally.
With CPS&S, you can receive both contract formation, review and dispute resolution, whether you are the franchisor or franchisee. We can help you anticipate likely areas of dispute and advise you of how to avoid them. If a dispute has already arisen, we are noted litigators who can represent your interests in and out of court.
Experience Litigating Franchise Disputes
The following are examples of some of the most common areas of dispute:
- Franchise agreement disputes
- Compliance with the franchise financial disclosure document (FDD)
- Allegations of fraud
- Disputes over territory when a franchisor opens additional franchises close to the franchisee’s location
- Franchise termination disputes
- Violations of noncompete and trade secret agreements
Our lawyers will assess the potential risks, costs and benefits of litigation vs. negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Litigation is a last resort, as the cost may outweigh the benefits gained. Our goal is to resolve your dispute in the most efficient manner while protecting your interests.