Knowledge is power. Franchise attorneys and franchise law firms keep their edge by staying on top of the latest developments in franchise litigation.
Now you can follow a broad array of cases involving some of the most prominent franchise litigators. The Franchise Trends newsletter keeps you informed about recent franchise and dealer court and arbitration decisions that will affect you.
Franchise Trends gives you a brief, readable summary of the news affecting franchisees, franchise lawyers, and franchise attorneys. It will help you:
- Learn to operate your franchise business more efficiently
- Avoid many risks of franchise litigation
- Acquire a general knowledge that will help you select and work with your franchise lawyer, franchise attorney, or franchise law firm
It is also important to note that comments of cases in Franchise Trends are those of an attorney who truthfully practices on behalf of only franchisees and dealers; not franchisors. Franchisee-only attorneys are a dying breed.
Franchise attorneys who jointly represent franchisors and franchisees in disputes and litigation are doing their franchisee and dealer clients a disservice, in my view. Frequently, franchise attorneys who represent both sides, franchisors and franchisees, try to hide this fact from existing and potential franchisee and dealer clients; their efforts to ‘tidy up the back room’ and keep this fact from franchisees takes many forms, some more surreptitious than others.
The problem here is that these franchise attorneys want to have their cake and eat it too; they want the accolades and energy associated with representing only franchisees and dealers, but they also want the financial rewards of representing franchisors and suppliers. So, myths are created and perpetuated around the country of great franchisee only attorneys who, upon closer inspection, actually constantly hide their profitable work for franchisors.
When looking for a franchisee lawyer who will zealously represent your interests, make sure to get the facts – has the franchise lawyer himself or any of his associates or partners ever represented a franchisor in a dispute against a franchisee. You’ll be surprised at the answers, assuming you’re able to get straight answers.
Learn to avoid the pitfalls, before you need a franchise attorney.
Franchise lawyers, franchise attorneys and franchise law firms can generally serve you better before franchise disputes become so contentious that they require courtrooms or arbitration proceedings.
Franchise litigators use their experience to identify disputes before they arise, because a franchise law firm must be able to realistically determine how these disputes would be viewed by judges and arbitrators.
By reading Franchise Trends, you can begin to understand the game in just a few minutes a month. As you stay on top of the court cases that franchise litigators and franchise attorneys are following, you'll be able to see your own franchise business in context. And you'll know when its time to bring in a franchise attorney or a franchise law firm. Be sure to get this valuable resource that franchise lawyers, franchise attorneys, and franchise law firms look forward to every month.
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