Whether you are  franchising a business or purchasing a franchise, call Sutton Sachs Meyer at 212-480-4350 for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you prevent common and case-specific pitfalls, and augment your knowledge of the business-law interface.

Franchising a Business: Legal Representation

Your company might be adding a new outlet, expanding nationwide, or creating an international master license. Our attorneys provide the business owner with vital legal advice through every step of the franchising process.

Details such as your franchise’s Financial Disclosure Document benefit greatly from legal counsel. Item 19 on the FDD needs particular attention. Financial performance descriptions need careful consideration, as they set expectations for the franchisee. This is a frequent point of contention in later legal actions.

We can also offer legal advice as you screen, and establish agreements with, potential franchisee(s). Ensure that they know their obligations in representing your brand. We can advise on restrictions, while never impeding your growth.

Purchasing a Franchise: Legal Representation

Hire a firm with experience in franchise law. Sutton Sachs Meyer can advise you on business entity categories, and the attendant rights liabilities, and taxation.  

Know what you must read—and why. We’ll highlight disclosures to look for, in light of evolving state franchise law and policy.

Our attorneys represent franchisees where unforeseen pitfalls arise. Who is obliged to cover what? Answers hinge on the drafting and signing of disclosure documents and legal agreements.

Regardless of what is or is not negotiable in the franchise agreement, choose legal representation proactively. Prevent problems, and prepare for success.