At the Goldstein Law Firm, we exclusively represent franchisees and dealers. We are committed to helping franchisees protect their rights, and our interests are fully-aligned with those of our clients.
When you are facing a dispute with your franchisor, you need to be confident that your interests and those of your attorney are fully aligned. With some “franchise law firms,” this is not necessarily the case. While these firms represent franchisees, they often predominantly franchisors, and in many cases they focus on creating new law that is favorable to their deep-pocketed franchisor clients.
The Goldstein Law Firm is not one of those firms. We exclusively represent franchisees and dealers, and we have done so for more than 30 years. We put protecting franchisees’ interests above all else. If you want to be sure that your attorney is 100 percent on your side, and if you want a Dispute Resolution Awards Winner and international Franchise Law Firm of the Year, give us a call to discuss your case.
Aggressive Legal Representation for Franchisees Nationwide
Franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein brings more than three decades of experience to representing franchisees in disputes with their franchisors. He has successfully represented franchisees in virtually all franchised industries in matters involving:
Dispute resolution often starts informally, with the parties attempting to negotiate an amicable resolution without third-party involvement. Mr. Goldstein is a skilled negotiator who focuses on finding creative yet straight-forward solutions that minimize discord and keep his clients’ costs to a minimum.
When a franchisor is unwilling to negotiate in good faith, the next step for most franchisees is to initiate alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Most franchise agreements include provisions for mandatory mediation or arbitration, with some even requiring mediation as a precursor to arbitration. In mediation, the parties work with a neutral third-party mediator who assists with their negotiations but does not issue a binding decision.
Arbitration is a form of ADR that, similar to litigation, culminates with a third party (the arbitrator or arbitration panel) issuing a binding decision. While arbitration is faster than litigation, there are a number of reasons why arbitration is not necessarily fair for franchisees, and any franchisee facing arbitration will need to prepare thoroughly with the help of an experienced attorney.
Our firm represents franchisees in both franchisor-initiated litigation and in lawsuits against their franchisors. Mr. Goldstein has extensive experience in state and federal court. From pre-trial motions and discovery to presenting complex franchise-specific legal arguments in court, Mr. Goldstein is deeply experienced in all phases of litigation, and he continuously explores options for leveraging settlement negotiations in order to protect his clients’ interests as cost-effectively as possible.
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Are you facing a dispute with your franchisor? If so, nationally-recognized franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein can help. To discuss your options in a free and confidential consultation, call the Goldstein Law Firm at (202) 293-3947 or send Mr. Goldstein a message online today.