New York Franchise Lawyer

Founded by national franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein, the Goldstein Law Firm is the “go-to” team for hardball franchise litigation. With more than 30 years of franchise law experience, Mr. Goldstein has handled cases against virtually all major franchise systems, and he has a proven track record of success in state and federal litigation as well as mandatory franchise arbitration. Mr. Goldstein routinely represents prospective franchisees in franchise agreement negotiations and due diligence as well, and often obtains concessions for unfair provisions that many other franchise lawyers presume are “non-negotiable.”

If you are thinking about buying a franchise or currently own a franchise in New York, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. We can help you understand your options (including our flexible fee arrangements), and we can help you make informed decisions for protecting your investment. If you need legal representation, choose the franchisee-only law firm that has been named:

  • Best Law Firm for Franchise Disputes by Acquisition International
  • Chosen Law Firm for Commercial Litigation by Lead Counsel
  • Franchise Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly
  • Franchise Law Firm of the Year by Lawyers of Distinction
  • Recommended Firm in Franchise Litigation by Global Law Experts

30 Years of Legal Experience for New York Franchisees

We represent prospective and existing franchisees in all franchise-related matters. With our extensive litigation experience, our New York franchise litigation attorneys are able to quickly assess issues that have the potential to lead to costly disputes; and, when disputes arise, we put our clients on equal footing with their franchisors. Our litigation experience benefits prospective franchisees as well, as we are able to identify contract provisions that have a tendency to lead to disputes and negotiate alternative language that mitigates our clients’ risk of litigation.

Our practice areas include:

  • Antitrust Disputes
  • Franchise Association and Group Representation
  • Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement Review
  • Initial and Renewal Franchise Agreement Negotiation
  • Franchise Agreement Litigation
  • Franchise Encroachment
  • Franchise Terminations
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Unfair Franchise Practices

Areas We Serve

As a national franchise law firm, we represent clients throughout New York and across the country. We also have experience representing international franchisees in U.S.-based franchise litigation. Our firm is one of only a small number of franchise law firms in the country that exclusively represents franchisees and dealers in cities including:

  • Albany
  • Binghamton
  • Buffalo
  • Ithaca
  • Jamestown
  • Middletown
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Rochelle
  • New York City
  • Niagara Falls
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse
  • Utica
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers

Franchise agreements provide extraordinary protections for franchisors, and they give very few legal rights to franchisees. In fact, they often include provisions that require franchisees to assert claims in a timeframe that is far shorter than the applicable statute of limitations. As a result, if you are facing any potential legal issue in relation to a franchise, it is important that you speak with New York franchise agreement lawyers as soon as possible. If you would like a free consultation, contact the Goldstein Law Firm today.

New York Franchise Industries Handled by Our Franchise Lawyers

With thousands of franchise opportunities available, if you are looking for a franchise in a particular industry, you will most likely find at least one (and more likely several) franchisors that are eager to have you sign a franchise agreement. While all franchises share certain characteristics, many industries have their own unique regulatory requirements and legal hurdles, and franchisees considering opportunities in regulated industries (such as petroleum and certain business services) and with high risks for liability (such as health and fitness) must be certain that they are willing to accept the burdens and potential exposure involved.

With more than 30 years’ experience representing franchisees in New York, Manhattan and other major cities around the world, attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein is a trusted advocate and advisor for a wide range of complex franchise-related legal matters. Whether you are considering a franchise opportunity or need legal representation as an existing franchisee, Mr. Goldstein can help you make informed decisions and take any necessary action to protect your investment and your legal rights.

We Represent New York City Franchisees in These Industries

We assist prospective franchisees with due diligence and reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements, and we represent active franchisees in renewal negotiations, arbitration, litigation and other matters. Contact us today to discuss your franchise opportunity or franchise-related legal issue in these industries:

Why Choose the Goldstein Law Firm?

The Goldstein Law Firm is a national franchise law firm that exclusively represents franchisees and dealers. As a result of this narrow focus, we are intimately familiar with the unique legal issues franchisees face on a daily basis, and we only advocate for the rights of franchisees and dealers in state and federal court. Unlike other firms that represent franchisors and franchisees (or that are not exclusively devoted to franchise law), our entire franchise law firm is devoted to protecting the interests of independent franchise owners in New York elsewhere.

Here is what you get when you choose the Goldstein Law Firm:

  • An award-winning franchise law firm with national and international recognition from various industry publications.
  • Representation by franchisee-only attorneys who have decades of experience negotiating with and litigating against franchisors.
  • Straightforward advice and flexible fee options designed to make sure you get the most out of your legal representation and have the best possible opportunity to protect your investment.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with New York franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein, please call (202) 293-3947 or contact us online. Don’t let your franchisor take advantage of you – put our decades of experience on your side today.

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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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Best Law Firm for Franchise Disputes in 2017

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Top Franchise Litigator for Franchisees and Dealers

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2017 Finance Monthly Award

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Franchise Law Firm
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Franchise Law Firm
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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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