Franchise Law

For more than three decades, The Karlin Law Firm LLP has assisted franchisers and franchisees with complex transactional and contractual legal issues involved with owning, operating, buying and selling business franchises. Through skillful mediation and arbitration, our Orange County franchise lawyers have helped clients successfully overcome their franchise challenges.

We assist our Southern California clients from our law offices in Tustin and Newport Beach. We also provide qualified legal guidance and representation to our national and international clients.

Franchise Assistance and Legal Advice From Skilled Newport Beach Business Lawyers

With a significant understanding of business franchising regulations, our AV-rated* attorney, L. Scott Karlin, along with Michael J. Karlin, and David E. Karlin, offer clients more than 30 years of combined legal experience. We recognize the legal obstacles surrounding franchises, especially those significant components outlined in the franchise disclosure document (FDD) and the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC), and we are prepared to help you.

If you are looking for a California Franchise lawyer during a franchise startup, The Karlin Law Firm LLP will work with you to create a detailed analysis that will help identify several financial needs, including startup costs, marketing funds, future expenses, and purchase agreements, as well as:

  • Franchise Owner Obligations
  • Territorial rights
  • Trade secrets, Trademark, and other intellectual property
  • Financing
  • Franchise Operation and Franchise Operation Agreements

Whether you're a Franchisor or Franchisee, we handle all types of business disputes and litigation related to owning, selling and buying a franchise, including but not limited to:

  • Franchise Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements and Failure to Disclose
  • Misrepresentation, Claims of fraud, Breach of Contract
  • False and/or misleading information in UFOC
  • Services, Training, and Termination
  • Goods and Franchise Products
  • Franchise Pricing and Franchise Quality
  • Vendor Price and Vendor Quality
  • Royalties, Earnings Claims, and Protected Territory
  • Holdover Franchisee and Re-branding
  • Commercial Lease issues
  • Company procedures

Our Franchise Attorneys are familiar with CFIL (California Franchise Investment Law), CFRA (the California Franchise Relation Act), obtaining a Franchise License, FTC Act (Federal Trade Commission Act) and Item 19 and Item 20.

Our goal is to develop a creative solution that will bring about an acceptable compromise between the parties involved in the franchise dispute. Through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), we will help build a win-win situation in order for you to reach your short-term and long-term business goals. If negotiation is not possible, our determined attorneys will not hesitate to bring your case to trial.

Contact The Karlin Law Firm LLP Today

We invite you to contact The Karlin Law Firm LLP today at 866-500-8932, e-mail us. We offer two convenient office locations in Tustin and Newport Beach, California. Visit our Fees page for more payment information.

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