We represent franchisees and dealers in litigation against their franchisors. Find out if the law or your franchise agreement protects you.
As a franchisee or dealer, your ability to succeed is heavily reliant upon your franchisor’s conduct and performance. When a franchisor misrepresents a franchise opportunity, violates antitrust laws, breaches the terms of a franchise agreement or files an unjust lawsuit, these can all have profound impacts on franchisees and dealers who have invested in the franchisor’s system and rely on the brand’s goodwill.
Franchise litigation attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein represents franchisees and dealers in complex litigation with franchisors. The Goldstein Law Firm is one of only four law firms nationwide that exclusively represents franchisees and dealers in litigation across the country. This means that, unlike other law firms, we are committed to protecting franchisees’ and dealers’ rights.
Has your franchisor instituted litigation against you? Do you need an experienced attorney to help you take action to enforce your rights? You can rely on our decades of experience and limited focus to help minimize the impact of the dispute on your business and pursue a cost-effective resolution as quickly as possible.
Types of Franchise Litigation Matters We Handle
At the Goldstein Law Firm, we have extensive experience in an extremely broad range of franchise litigation matters. Mr. Goldstein has represented clients or consulted in franchise litigation matters in nearly every state in the country and the Goldstein Law Firm’s clients have included franchisees and dealers from around the globe. The types of cases we handle include:
Franchisors regularly sue their franchisees – and some do so with alarming frequency. Defending against a lawsuit can drain your business’s resources, and can make it extremely difficult to operate under the franchisor’s system going forward.
At the Goldstein Law Firm, we know how to effectively represent franchisees and dealers in franchisor-initiated litigation, and we can help you stand up to your franchisor and its legions of big-firm attorneys who are being paid untold sums to pursue your franchisor’s claims against you. We regularly represent franchisees and dealers in matters such as:
- Royalty, advertising fee, and other payment disputes
- Litigation involving protected and exclusive territories
- Franchise agreement breaches and defaults
- Post-termination issues, such as trademark infringement and breach of restrictive covenants
- Other franchisor-initiated lawsuits
Oftentimes, a franchisor-initiated lawsuit will not only threaten the franchisee’s or dealer’s business, but will put the franchisee’s or dealer’s personal assets at stake as well. In order to protect yourself, it is important that you speak with an attorney right away.
Franchisee and Dealer Lawsuits Against Franchisors
It is no secret that many franchisors do not live up to their promises or meet the expectations they set in their Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) and marketing materials. If you believe that your franchisor may have violated state or federal law, or that your franchisor is in breach of your franchise agreement, the Goldstein Law Firm can take swift and aggressive action to enforce your rights. Some of the myriad types of franchise lawsuits we handle include:
- Antitrust violations
- Breach of franchise agreement
- Disclosure violations
- Discriminatory practices
- Franchisor fraud
- Territory encroachment
- Wrongful termination
These are just examples. If you need experienced legal representation for any type of franchise litigation, give the Goldstein Law Firm a call today.
Contact the Goldstein Law Firm for a Free Consultation
If you would like to learn more about hiring the Goldstein Law Firm to represent you in franchise litigation, contact us today for a free consultation about your case. To speak with attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein directly, call us at 202-293-3947 or contact us online now.