Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein has more than 30 years of experience representing franchisees in pre-termination and post-termination franchise disputes.
If you are facing a legal dispute with your franchisor, the terms of your franchise agreement most likely puts you at a disadvantage. Franchise agreements are written by franchisors’ attorneys, and they are often extremely one-sided in terms of giving franchisors lots of rights and helping to insulate them against claims by their franchisees.
That said, as a franchisee who has a dispute with your franchisor, you do have options when it comes to protecting your legal rights. We have over three decades of experience helping franchisees file successful claims against their franchisors, and we have a strong reputation for overcoming the tactics franchisors and their attorneys use to limit franchisees’ rights.
Based on our experience, we know that the key is to take action promptly, as delays can quickly turn situations from bad to worse (especially if a dispute leads to a franchise termination). To give yourself the best possible chance of success, contact us for a free consultation today.
Pre-Termination Franchise Disputes
Franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein has broad experience in all types of franchise-related legal disputes. He has litigated or consulted in cases involving almost every one of the world’s top 200 franchise systems, routinely securing favorable results in light of the facts at hand. He has represented franchisees in mediation, arbitration, state court and federal court proceedings involving matters such as:
- Disputes regarding renewal conditions and franchisees’ rights to renew
- Franchisor breaches of franchise agreement terms and conditions
- Price fixing, resale price maintenance, and other anticompetitive conduct
- Unfair franchise practices
- Violations of state franchise disclosure and relationship laws
Again, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of acting quickly if you are facing a potential legal dispute with your franchisor. Waiting almost always makes matters worse. It is critical to protect your rights, and at this point you need to try to make sure you avoid giving your franchisor any grounds to argue that it has the right to terminate your franchise.
Post-Termination Franchise Disputes
If you have received a notice of termination, your franchise dispute will take on a different character. While courts will rarely “undo” a franchise termination, you may still have a number of remedies available if your franchisor has wrongfully terminated your franchise. For example, we may be able to argue that your franchise agreement’s non-competition clause should be rendered unenforceable. Or, you may simply be entitled to financial compensation for the losses you have sustained as a result of the wrongful termination.
Contact Goldstein Law Firm Today to Protect Your Legal Rights
For more information about protecting your rights in a franchise dispute, contact Goldstein Law Firm today for a free consultation with national franchise dispute lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein. We represent franchisees in all franchise systems nationwide. Call us at 202-293-3947 or send us your contact information online to request an appointment today.