Chicago Franchise Industries

When considering franchise opportunities, your options are only as limited as your imagination. From home-based businesses to brick-and-mortar operations requiring tens of thousands of square feet of space, these days, there is a seemingly-endless list of franchise options available.

For individuals and groups thinking about buying a franchise, there are several general franchise-related and industry-specific issues to consider. Buying a franchise means entering into a long-term contractual relationship, and you need to make smart decisions when it comes to making your investment. At the Goldstein Law Firm, we represent prospective and active franchisees in all industries, and we are intimately familiar with all of the ways that Illinois’ unique industry-specific franchise laws do – and don’t – protect franchisees.

Industries We Serve

Over the last three decades, we have represented franchisees in Chicago and nationwide in virtually all franchised industries. Our experience includes evaluating franchise opportunities, negotiating franchise agreements, and litigating and arbitrating franchisor-franchisee disputes involving:

Illinois’ Franchise Industry Laws and What They Mean for Your Franchised Outlet

Broadly speaking, there are three categories of laws that can apply to a franchise relationship. These are (i) laws that apply to businesses generally, (ii) franchise-specific laws, and (iii) laws that specifically apply to certain franchised industries. The laws that fall into the latter category are among the least well-known, but they are also among the most important for the franchisees to which they apply. In Illinois, these include laws that apply to:

  • Equipment dealerships
  • Motor vehicle dealerships
  • Motorcycle dealerships
  • Restaurants
  • Retail outlets that sell alcoholic beverages

Franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein has been helping franchisees protect their rights under Illinois’ and other states’ franchise laws for more than 30 years. If you are thinking about buying a franchise, or if you currently own a franchise and need to explore the legal options you have available, Mr. Goldstein will provide personalized advice custom-tailored to your unique set of circumstances. He can help you understand how the law protects you; and, if necessary, he can use the law to help you fight a wrongful termination or seek to extricate yourself from a toxic franchise relationship.

Speak with Franchisee Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein

If you would like to speak with a franchise attorney, you can contact the Goldstein Law Firm to arrange a free consultation. We are a national franchise law firm representing franchisees in Chicago and nationwide. To schedule an appointment at your convenience, please call (202) 293-3947 or request an appointment online today.

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Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC

1629 K St. NW, Suite 300,
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-293-3947
Fax: 202-315-2514

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