Detroit Franchise Attorney

Owning a franchise is a unique proposition. On the one hand, you are an independent business owner who sets your own hours and makes your own decisions about day-to-day operations. On the other, your autonomy is severely limited by the terms of your franchise agreement, and you must meet your obligations to your franchisor regardless of whether you believe the “system” benefits your business.

Due to the unique aspects of franchise ownership, it is important to work with an experienced attorney when buying a franchise; and, if you are facing a dispute with your franchisor, you need a Detroit franchise attorney who is experienced in franchise litigation involving antitrust, business and other similar issues. At the Goldstein Law Firm, we practice franchise law in Detroit and nationwide. Equally important, we limit our practice to limiting franchisees and dealers. Founding attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein has more than three decades of legal experience, and he has strong record of success in franchise agreement negotiations, franchise litigation and franchise arbitration.

Franchise Business and Litigation Attorney Serving Detroit, MI

Our experience includes representing franchisees in all industries and most major franchise systems. Contact us today for a free consultation about your franchise opportunity or franchise-related legal dispute in:

  • Broadway Avenue Historic District
  • Campus Martius Park
  • Detroit Financial District
  • Grand Circus Park Historic District
  • Midtown
  • New Center
  • North Detroit
  • North or Central West Side
  • Park Avenue Historic District
  • Southwest Detroit
  • Upper, Central or Lower East Side
  • West Jefferson Avenue
  • Any other Detroit neighborhood or suburb

Our Areas of Practice

Our practice is devoted to representing new and existing franchisees in three main areas: (i) franchise transactions, (ii) franchise disputes and (iii) franchisee group and association matters.

1. Franchise Transactions

A significant portion of our practice involves representing prospective franchisees in due diligence and franchise agreement negotiations. We offer three tiers of flat-rate franchise review services. We also represent franchisees in renewal negotiations, and we have represented numerous clients in the purchase and sale of existing franchises.

Learn more about our transactional services.

2. Franchise Disputes

Jeff Goldstein is an accomplished franchise litigator who has represented clients in a broad range of disputes in state court, federal court, non-binding mediation and binding arbitration. While franchise litigation often centers around issues related to wrongful terminations, our firm also has significant experience in litigation involving:

  • Antitrust violations
  • Breach of contract
  • Franchise encroachment
  • Franchisor and supplier discrimination
  • Fraud and misrepresentations
  • Unfair competition
  • Unfair trade practices

Learn more about our litigation practice.

3. Franchisee Group and Association Matters

Franchisee groups and associations can offer negotiating leverage and other benefits, but joining an association or taking action as a group will not always be in the best interests of an individual franchisee. Detroit franchise attorney Jeff Goldstein advises franchisees on all group and association-related matters, and he has successfully represented numerous groups and associations in litigation with franchisors.

Learn more about our services for franchisee groups and associations.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation

If you own or are thinking about buying a franchise in Detroit and would like to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. To schedule an appointment with franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein, please call (202) 293-3947 or inquire online today.

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Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC

1629 K St. NW, Suite 300,
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-293-3947
Fax: 202-315-2514

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