Franchise Sales, Terminations, & Renewals
Thorough Guidance from a Franchise Attorney
Sales, terminations and renewals of franchises are often some of the most
important issues associated with owning and operating a franchise company
or expanding your brand and protecting your investment.
For solutions when you need them, the Law Offices of James M. Johnston,
Jr. PLLC offer personalized attention, cost-effective representation, and free, no-obligation initial consultations.
Help with Selling Your Franchise
Some states require a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to be registered
before a sale can take place. This requires an in-depth knowledge of the
local laws to ensure that a franchise sale is legal.
Even when a state does not require registration, our franchise lawyer can
help you with your franchise sales.
Terminating a Franchise Agreement
The need to terminate an agreement can arise from a number of issues, but
it is always important that, as a franchisor, you take the time to look
at matter critically before coming to any decisions.
Terminations may be necessary for any of the following reasons:
- Your franchisee is not following the terms of the agreement
- A dispute has arisen that cannot be settled
- There are instances of misuse of your trademarks, patents, or copyrights
Not all terminations have to result in litigation or a permanent loss of
the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. Initiating the termination
process may force a franchisee to comply without having to go to court.
However, when this does not work, you may be able to seek damages to resolve
any breach of the franchise agreement.
Deciding to Renew? A Franchise Lawyer Can Help
Whether circumstances have made it clear that renewal is not in your best
interest, of if you want to extend your agreement into the future, the
Law Offices of James M. Johnston, Jr. PLLC can assist you.
With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Duke Johnston has experience
with all types of renewal, sale, and termination issues. Contact our firm online
today or by calling (254) 791-5622 to learn more.