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.