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How Our Law Firm Helps U.S. and International Franchises

There are many aspects to franchising, and with over 20 years of experience franchise lawyer Rick Johnson can help guide your company through the franchise development process, whether it be domestic or international.

New Franchisors
As your legal franchise consultant, we can help you decide whether franchising your business is the right way to go for you. We can help you avoid common mistakes associated with franchising. We can answer your questions regarding licensing your trademarks and method of doing business, deciding what fees and royalties you can charge, and structuring your company and the franchise agreements. We can also draft your franchise offering documents, register your franchise offering where required, and help to negotiate and close franchise transactions.

Experienced Franchisors
After you have established your network of franchisees, you need an experienced legal franchise consultant to help you resolve issues that arise in the day-to-day operation of your franchise system. At The Johnson Franchise Law Firm, a franchise law specialist can protect the confidentiality of your confidential information and the secrecy of your trade secrets. We will help you maximize your returns and minimize your risks.

U.S. Franchisors Going International
As your legal franchise consultant, we can help look at the benefits of international franchising and assist you in deciding whether it is time to expand your franchise system by franchising overseas. We have experience with franchises on nearly every continent. We can advise you on the optimal type of franchises you should offer in other countries, including unit franchises, master franchises, and area directorships. You will be able to build your brand and enhance your domestic franchise sales by promoting your brand as “global,” while reducing your dependence on the U.S. market.

International Franchisors Expanding Into U.S.
If you are a franchisor that is not doing business in the U.S., The Johnson Franchise Law firm can help you look at the benefits of franchising into the U.S. and evaluate whether it is time for you to enter this large and important market. While U.S. franchise laws are complex, we will explain your options and help you to comply with regulations at the state and federal level.

Alternatives to Franchising
Depending on factors such as the revenue you will need to meet your goals, the control you want to maintain over the business, and your marketing programs, franchises and franchising may not be for you. The Johnson Franchise Law Firm can help you explore alternatives, including licensing agreements, distributorships, partnerships, and joint ventures. Whatever form of business expansion you choose, we will help you comply with state and federal laws in order to maximize your returns and minimize your risks.

Associating With Other Attorneys
Many companies that have legal counsel on staff or that retain outside law firms turn to The Johnson Franchise Law Firm when it comes time to expand their business by franchising. This is because we limit our practice to franchises and franchising, and their peripheral issues. We have already done the research and gained experience in franchise law issues, so a company’s existing counsel saves time, money, and losses from missed opportunities. If you want to discuss associating us to assist you with franchising issues, contact The Johnson Franchise Law Firm today.

Contact us today

If you want to take your business to the next level through domestic or international franchise development, contact The Johnson Franchise Law Firm today at 866-953-6204.

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  • Georgia Office
    1100 Mill Creek
    Greensboro, Georgia 30642
    Phone: 762-445-1226
    Fax: 678-623-0633
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