Franchised businesses are an ever popular and dynamic way for franchisors to expand a successful business and for franchisees to enter the field. Nyemaster Goode has experience in representing franchisors and franchisees makes us well suited to advise clients in the field of franchise and distribution law. Our attorneys have assisted franchisors with structuring franchise programs, including preparation of agreements and disclosure documents, counseled these clients on compliance with federal and state disclosure and relationship laws, and provided advice with respect to various issues arising in the course of the franchisor/franchisee relationship. We also represent franchisees and advise them with respect to the purchase of the franchise, various business start-up matters, including selecting the appropriate form of business organization, and issues arising during the franchise relationship.
With extensive representation of manufacturing, service, and sales organizations, our attorneys have experience in the legal requirements for supplying and distributing products, both nationally and globally, including supply and distribution agreements, exclusive and nonexclusive distributorships and dealerships, exporting and importing goods, and all sorts of specialized manufacturing and servicing agreements. Working closely with attorneys in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice area, our Franchise and Distribution attorneys advise clients on compliance with antitrust, unfair competition, and business opportunities laws.
Represent franchisees in evaluation and negotiation of franchise agreement, including business organization selection and formation, credit facilities, and asset purchases.
Represent international privately owned agricultural chemical company in manufacturing, toll manufacturing, distribution, private label, and sales agreements.
Represent national window manufacturing companies in exclusive and nonexclusive supply, dealer, and distributor agreements.
Represent manufacturer of construction products in structuring and documenting national distributorship organization, including preparation of dealer agreements.
Represent start-up franchisor of fast food concept with locations in upper Midwest, including preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents.
Represent start-up franchisor of dine-in pizza restaurant, including preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents.