Dallas Franchise Lawyer
As a franchisee or dealer, certain legal issues are inherent in your day-to-day operations. From complying with the terms of your franchise agreement to understanding how franchise, dealership, antitrust and industry-specific laws affect to your business, there is no escaping the fact that you are subject to a laundry list of contractual and legal obligations.
Of course, your franchisor or manufacturer is bound by the same agreement, and the law applies equally to franchisors and franchisees. In fact, in many respects, franchise, dealership and antitrust laws are designed to protect franchisees and dealers. However, franchisors still have significant leverage in franchise agreement negotiations, and franchisors regularly overstep their legal bounds to the detriment of their franchisees.
Experienced Franchise Lawyer for Dallas, TX Franchisees and Dealers
Our firm provides legal representation to franchisees and dealers in franchise agreement negotiations, arbitration, litigation and other franchise-related legal matters. Serving clients nationwide, we have represented franchisees in hundreds of franchise systems, and we have experience dealing with a wide range of complex legal issues. Our firm’s founder, franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein, has been practicing franchise law for more than 30 years, and we are one of only a handful of firms in the country that exclusively represents franchisees and dealers.
Resources for Prospective and Existing Franchise Owners in Dallas, TX
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With decades of experience, we have represented franchisees and dealers in virtually all industries. In addition to being intimately familiar with franchisor’s disclosure obligations and the opportunities that are available for franchisees to negotiate and challenge the terms of their franchise agreements, we also have in-depth knowledge of the various industry-specific laws that apply to certain franchise opportunities.
Dealerships occupy a unique niche within the world of franchising. The legal and practical implications of dealer-manufacturer relationships can be difficult to understand, and dealers can face a number of challenges that present risks for arbitration and litigation. We represent prospective dealers in dealership agreement negotiations, and we provide strategic representation for formal and informal dispute resolution with manufacturers.
In Texas, state and federal antitrust laws protect franchisees and dealers against franchisors’ and manufacturers’ anti-competitive practices. However, in order to secure this protection, franchisees and dealers must assert their rights under the “private right of action” provisions of these laws. Franchisors’ and manufacturers’ antitrust violations can wreak havoc on their licensees’ businesses, and we have significant experience representing franchisees and dealers in antitrust litigation.
Contact the Goldstein Law Firm
If you own a franchise in Dallas or are in the process of evaluating franchise opportunities, Mr. Goldstein can help you protect your investment. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call our offices at (202) 293-3947 or tell us how we can help online today.