Illinois Franchise Lawyer

Illinois has some of the most-comprehensive franchise laws in the nation. Unfortunately, despite the protections that exist, (i) many out-of-state franchisors do not have a clear understanding of their legal obligations in Illinois, and (ii) many that do understand their obligations still choose not to treat their franchisees fairly. If you are thinking about buying a franchise or already own a franchise in Illinois, it is important to have experienced legal representation with a qualified Illinois franchise lawyer.

With more than 30 years of experience representing franchisees in Chicago, throughout Illinois and nationwide, we can tell you one thing for certain: Your franchise agreement is grossly unfair. Franchisors use their negotiating power to force extremely one-sided agreements on their franchisees; and, when disputes arise, their first defense is usually to claim, “You knew what you signed.”

Experienced Franchisee-Only Attorneys Serving All of Illinois

At the Goldstein Law Firm, we bring decades of experience to representing new and established franchisees in Illinois. With experience in state and federal courts around the country, our Illinois franchise attorneys offer deep insights and practical solutions that help our clients protect their investments. Whether you need help negotiating your franchise agreement or defending your rights in arbitration or litigation against your franchisor, we can help. An Illinois franchisee lawyer can help you make informed decisions, and we can take on your franchisor and its legal team without reservation.

We offer our services to prospective and existing franchisees throughout Illinois, including:

  • Aurora
  • Bloomington
  • Chicago
  • Champaign
  • Decatur
  • Elgin
  • Joliet
  • Naperville
  • Peoria
  • Rockford
  • Springfield
  • Waukegan

Our Transactional and Litigation Services for Franchisees

Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement Review and Negotiation

We provide advice and representation for individuals and groups considering franchise opportunities in Illinois. Your Illinois franchise lawyer can help you understand the risks involved in your chosen franchise; and, if desired, we can seek to negotiate key provisions of your franchise agreement with the franchisor. Relying on our knowledge of Illinois’s franchise laws and our broad experience in negotiations and litigation, we are often able to negotiate concessions that other franchise attorneys would not attempt to pursue.

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Franchise Arbitration and Litigation

At the Goldstein Law Firm, our Illinois franchisee lawyers are known for our experience in franchise arbitration and litigation. We have received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Law Firm for Franchise Disputes” and Global Law Experts’ “Recommended Firm in Franchise Litigation.” We exclusively represent franchisees and dealers, and we have successfully represented clients in numerous cases involving:

Our firm is led by Jeffrey M. Goldstein, a national franchisee attorney with more than three decades of franchise law experience. Mr. Goldstein works with all clients directly; and, if you would like more information, he will be happy to meet with you in a free and confidential consultation.

Contact the Goldstein Law Firm to Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Illinois Franchise Lawyer

For more information about our services, please contact us to arrange a meeting with Mr. Goldstein. You can reach us by phone at (202) 293-3947, or inquire online and we will respond as soon as possible.

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ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2019

US (New York)
Franchise Lawyer
of the Year
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US (New York)
Franchise Law Firm
of the Year
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Contact Us

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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