Chicago Franchise Lawyer

Whether downtown, by the airport or out in the suburbs, in Chicago, there is no shortage of viable locations for retail-based franchisees. Chicago’s status as a tourist destination, sports haven and business center means that there are opportunities for franchise owners in virtually all industries, and in recent years Chicago has seen significant growth in terms of the number of franchised outlets that are open for business.

However, if you are considering a franchise in Chicago, or if you are currently a Chicago-based franchisee, it is important to understand that not all franchisees find success. In fact, a significant of franchisees fail – often within the first few years of operation. While there are numerous factors that contribute to the number of unsuccessful franchisees, one of the most-common issues is a lack of support from the franchisor.

Franchise Lawyer for Current and Prospective Franchisees in Chicago, IL

At the Goldstein Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing new and existing franchisees in franchise agreement negotiations and franchise-related litigation. We know the hallmarks of a successful franchise, and we know the issues that can lead to trouble for franchisees. By exclusively representing franchisees and dealers, we have earned a national reputation as devoted and aggressive advocates for franchisees’ rights.

We serve franchisees and dealers in two primary areas: transactions and dispute resolution. In both areas, we offer flexible fee options, and we work closely with our clients to offer legal solutions that are custom-tailored to their unique individual needs. Whether we are reviewing a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and franchise agreement for specific concerns or representing an active franchisee in complex federal litigation, in every matter we bring the same focus and attention to detail that have allowed us to serve franchisees for more than 30 years.

Who We Are

The Goldstein Law Firm is a national franchise law firm founded by franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein. Having practiced franchise law for more than three decades, Mr. Goldstein is intimately familiar with the state and federal laws that apply to franchise and dealer relationships, and he has represented franchisees and dealers in numerous high-profile cases involving complex issues with significant ramifications. Our firm has received numerous awards, and Mr. Goldstein is recognized as a leading authority in franchise law and litigation.

What We Do

We represent franchisees and dealers at all stages of the franchise lifecycle. From evaluating franchise opportunities to negotiating renewals and protecting against the consequences of wrongful termination, we serve franchisees and dealers whenever they need help understanding or enforcing their legal rights. At the Goldstein Law Firm, every engagement starts with a free consultation, and we encourage you to contact us to discuss your needs regarding:

  • Reviewing an FDD and franchise agreement
  • Negotiating franchise agreement terms
  • Navigating franchise renewals, transfers and terminations
  • Franchise-related litigation or arbitration
  • Other issues involving franchise or dealership law in Illinois

How You Can Get in Touch

To schedule a confidential initial consultation with Mr. Goldstein, please call or contact us online. You can reach us by phone at (202) 293-3947, or submit our consultation request form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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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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