For many people, buying a franchise is an opportunity to finally get paid for doing what they love. Buying a franchise in the growing pet care and grooming industry is no exception. Animal lovers seeking to own their own business will often find pet-related franchise opportunities attractive, and under the right circumstances the right opportunity can grow into a successful long-term career.
However, all franchise opportunities carry risks, and franchisees who do not do their due diligence often learn this the hard way. Unfavorable contract terms and a lack of understanding of the franchisor’s business model can leave once-optimistic franchisees looking for a way out. At the Goldstein Law Firm, we bring over 30 years of franchise law experience to advising prospective franchisees during the buying process and representing current and terminated franchisees in disputes with their franchisors.
Experienced Legal Representation for New and Existing Pet Franchisees
The Goldstein Law Firm is one of only four national law firms in the United States that exclusively represents franchisees and dealers. With more than three decades of experience in this niche area of the law, attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein is intimately familiar with the unique and often-complex legal issues facing new and existing franchisees. As a result, he is able to provide thorough, insightful and practical advice for clients in the areas of:
- Evaluating New Pet Franchise Opportunities – Before committing to a pet franchise, it is critical to have the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and franchise agreement reviewed by an experienced attorney. We offer three flat-fee franchise review packages tailored to clients’ unique individual needs.
- Renewing Franchise Agreements for Pet–Related Franchises – Many franchisees are surprised to learn just how limited their renewal “rights” truly are. We help existing pet franchisees secure renewal franchise terms and negotiate their renewal franchise agreements.
- Wrongful Termination Disputes with Franchisors – If your franchisor terminated your franchise unexpectedly, you may have a claim for wrongful termination. We can assess your options and help you pursue a cost-effective solution that protects your legal and contractual rights.
- Other Franchise Legal Disputes – In addition to wrongful termination cases, we routinely represent franchisees in other franchise-related legal disputes as well. Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein has extensive experience in state and federal litigation, and is a skilled advocate for franchisees in meditation and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States.
Pet Franchise Opportunities
Industry periodicals, including some online “best franchise” types of lists, identify the following leading mobile franchise opportunities available as of 2017:
- Aussie Pet Mobile – A mobile pet grooming franchise that has more than 200 franchisees throughout the United States.
- Pet Depot – A pet store franchise that offers area developer and individual franchise opportunities.
- Pet Supplies Plus – A pet franchise system established in 1988 that has been ranked among the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Systems.
- Pet Wants – A natural pet food franchise offering both retail and mobile franchises.
- Wag N’ Wash – A retail pet franchise offering grooming services, pet food and other pet-related products.
Discuss Your Pet Franchise with an Experienced Attorney
To inquire about our services, please call (202) 293-3947 or send us a message online. With offices in Washington D.C., the Goldstein Law Firm represents new and existing franchisees in the pet care and grooming industry nationwide.
Disclaimer: The identification of any franchise or company on this website is not an endorsement of any aspect of that entity in any regard, nor should it be taken as one. In this regard, our inclusion of a franchise or company on our site is merely a note of the existence of that franchise or company in a particular industry, not an opinion or recommendation as to the past, current or future legal or financial viability or of that franchise company, franchisor, or its franchisees.