New franchise owners are often surprised at the legal tasks that are part of running a business. As the paperwork mounts, it is a great relief to have a legal team to turn to that can handle these burdensome tasks.
At Gottschlich & Portune, LLP, of Dayton, we are regional leaders in serving franchisers and franchisees. Our doors are open to entrepreneurs in every kind of franchise: food and hospitality, health and fitness, cleaning and maintenance, beauty and grooming, business services, pet stores, sports, retail, and financial services. We represent smaller, single-unit startups all the way to large multi-brand franchisers.
Comprehensive Legal Service For Franchises
Franchises involve a number of specific legal challenges, but our attorneys will be alongside you every step of the way. Whenever you have concerns, we will investigate them and explain your options as fully as possible. Our services include:
- Reviewing franchise agreements
- Negotiating with lenders
- Locating and retaining investors
- Acquiring real estate
- Purchasing or selling an existing franchise outlet
If you have a business concept that has franchising potential, we can provide the right structure, and prepare and register franchise disclosure documents and other agreements. Our attorneys build protections into your brand from the very beginning, and provide litigation power to enforce vital trade secrets as you grow and prosper.
Are You An Entrepreneur? We Can Help You Thrive.
All businesses face the same kinds of reporting and compliance issues, including franchise businesses. Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to meet those needs.