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Franchise & Distribution

Expanding on success of franchise businesses.

Husch Blackwell's franchise business lawyers advise clients on the design, implementation, financing and maintenance of domestic and international franchise and distribution systems. Our guidance includes expansion strategies; trademark registration and licensing; labor and employment; contracts and agreements; regulatory compliance; and territory terminations, renewals and transfers.

When disagreements arise, our franchise law team first seeks to resolve disputes at less expense through informal negotiations or mediation (though we are always prepared to go to court if necessary). On behalf of franchise clients, our experienced team has litigated fraud and misrepresentation claims, enforcement of restrictive covenants, vicarious liability claims, enforcement of operating standards, and advertising/marketing fund claims.

White Papers | April 1, 2017
Basic Legal Framework for Franchising

The following summary highlights basic legal aspects that business owners, officers,directors and other persons involved in franchising should consider when growing their business through franchising.

Seminars | 09/18/2018
How to Generate More Leads Through Your Franchise Recruiting Website
September 18, 2018

IFA Franchise Business Network Lunch

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | March 30, 2018
Ann Maher Named to BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018 List

Ann Maher is one of 326 attorneys noted for providing superior client service by corporate counsel of leading business organizations.

Testimonial Client Feedback, Chambers USA

“They know our company well, they provide us with well-matched resources and they are very responsive."

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Client Results

H&R Block expands presence in Texas and Oklahoma through purchase of franchise locations.

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