National Franchise Law Firm Exclusively Representing Franchisees and Dealers
Very few law firms can accurately call themselves national franchise law firms. Fewer still can say that they exclusively represent franchisees and dealers. At the Goldstein Law Firm, we are the exception. Not only are we a national firm that is committed exclusively to franchisee and dealer representation, but we have maintained this commitment for more than 30 years.
With offices in Washington D.C., we have experience representing franchisees and dealers across the country. Firm founder Jeffrey M. Goldstein is licensed to practice in multiple states and in federal jurisdictions nationwide. We can seek bar admission on a temporary basis in other jurisdictions as necessary; and, for franchisees in need of transactional representation, we are available to advise you and protect your interests in contract negotiations immediately.
Our Areas of Practice
We represent prospective and active franchisees in all franchise-related legal matters. We routinely provide advice and representation for:
Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement Review
We provide three tiers of flat-fee services for prospective franchisees. If you are considering a franchise opportunity (or trying to decide between multiple franchise opportunities), we can use our experience to help you understand the risks and make informed decisions.
Franchise Agreement Negotiation
We also regularly represent prospective franchisees in franchise agreement negotiations. When you engage us to negotiate your franchise agreement, we will work directly with your franchisor’s legal counsel, and we will focus on the provisions that both: (i) impact you most, and (ii) are most likely to be considered negotiable.
Litigation Against Franchisors
Taking on franchisors is our bread and butter. We have earned a national reputation for our franchise litigation experience, and Mr. Goldstein has recently been named a “Top Franchise Litigator for Franchisees and Dealers.” We have extensive experience in cases involving:
- Disclosure violations
- Enforcement of franchise agreements
- Franchise encroachment
- Franchisor fraud
- Wrongful terminations
- Unfair franchise practices
- Various other franchise-related disputes
If you have been sued by your franchisor, you are not alone. Many franchisors vigorously pursue litigation against their franchisees, and they will stop at nothing to protect the one-sided rights in their franchise agreements. We regularly handle cases involving:
- Breach and default litigation
- Financial disputes
- Post-termination litigation
- Territory disputes
- Other franchisor-initiated lawsuits
Mediation and Arbitration of Franchise Disputes
If you are facing a dispute with your franchisor, there is a good chance that your dispute will be subject to mandatory mediation or arbitration. We have represented franchisees and dealers in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings across the United States, and we can use our experience to help protect your franchise investment.
Franchisee Group and Association Matters
From forming franchisee associations to representing franchisee groups in complex litigation, we routinely handle group and association matters. We can help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of organizing, and we can execute a strategic approach to protect your legal and contractual rights.
Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation
If you need legal advice regarding your existing franchise or a franchise opportunity, please feel free to schedule a confidential initial consultation. To request an appointment with national franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein, call (202) 293-3947 or get in touch online today.