Our Franchise Litigation Attorneys Remedy Franchise Disputes
Pennsylvania is a non-registration state where franchise laws are concerned, so it has no specific franchise laws. As a result, only federal franchise laws apply. However, despite the lack of specific franchise laws in the Commonwealth, the relationship between franchisor and franchisee sometimes leads to franchise disputes. And when they happen, it gets complex owing to potential unique legal issues involving multiple areas of the law. If you're experiencing a conflict with a franchise in Montgomery County or Bucks County, a franchise litigation attorney at our local law firm can help.
Typically, disputes between franchisors and franchisees occur in one of these areas:
- Financial Disclosure Document (FDD)/UFOC compliance issues
- Franchise agreement disputes
- Franchise termination disputes
- Territory disputes
And as mentioned, the potential issues can cross multiple legal areas like contract law (breach of contract claims), trademarks, copyrights, or tort law (fraud/misrepresentation). Our litigation law firm offers an array of legal services to help so a franchise litigation attorney can enlist the support of a business lawyer, intellectual property lawyer, or other types of legal professionals.
Franchise Agreement and Contract Disputes
One of the best ways to guard against franchise litigation is to have a comprehensive franchise agreement. As a result, our franchise attorneys draft, negotiate and review contracts to help franchisors and franchisees avoid franchise disputes. However, even with a solid agreement in place, franchise disputes arise and typically involve one or more of the following issues involving a franchise litigation attorney:
- Breach of contract and licensing agreement
- Fraud and disclosure issues
- Enforcement of arbitration clauses
- Restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements
- Agreement termination and renewal
- Breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
Franchise Termination Disputes
In a typical franchise termination dispute, a franchisor takes legal action to enforce a covenant not to compete against a non-compliant franchisee. However, a franchisee may also file suit against the franchisor to protect their operations.
No matter the situation, our franchise litigation attorneys represent franchisors that would like to avoid or prepare for termination disputes and franchisors currently facing legal disputes after a business closing. We also represent franchisors seeking to enforce their contractual rights in the wake of a franchise closure.
Need a Franchise Litigation Attorney to Resolve Your Dispute?
Franchise disputes happen. So, if you're engaged in one, call our firm to speak with a franchise litigation attorney. We have law offices in Doylestown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Equally important, our attorneys can support you broadly thanks to their diverse expertise. U.S. News named 12 of our attorneys Best Lawyers, so you know you'll be working with some of the best lawyers in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and the greater Philadelphia area.