Designing, implementing, financing and maintaining franchise and distribution systems require industry expertise. Clients need the support that helps them to start, grow and evolve into effective systems. Husch Blackwell’s Franchise & Distribution team represents concepts in various industries throughout all stages of development and maintenance and both domestic and international expansion. We advise on the structure and implementation strategies that best meet the needs of your system and design compliance policies and procedures to protect your brand. Whether you’re a franchisor, manufacturer, supplier or distributor, our experienced team can help you achieve your objectives.
Franchise & Distribution Transactions
We prepare all contracts governing relationships in franchise and distribution systems. We prepare franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) and help clients comply with federal and state regulations. We also assist businesses that seek alternatives to franchising and consider exemptions and exclusions available under franchise laws. Our team assists prospective franchisees with due diligence of new opportunities and negotiates agreements for those deals.
Franchise & Distribution Litigation
We represent both franchisors and franchisees in a variety of matters, including franchisor/franchisee and supplier/distributor relationships; regulatory compliance; intellectual property; and application of specific industry statutes. We also frequently represent clients involved in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Our experience in the franchise and distribution industry includes: