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Franchise Law Firm

Would you benefit by contacting a franchise lawyer?

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur looking to expand your business operations without investing a great deal of your own capital? Are you looking to start a new business but do not want to waste time and resources attempting to develop a successful business model? In both cases, investing in a franchise may be a great way to get started.  Understanding the terms of a franchise agreement can be a bit daunting and a franchise law firm like JGPC can explain how it all works.

For franchisor businesses, there are numerous benefits:

  • Smaller central organization results in a more efficient business operation;
  • Franchise locations can produce an additional source of income for the business;
  • Uniformity of procedures and quality control is typically easier.

There are also benefits for the franchisee:

  • Ability to use a tried and true business model;
  • Lower financial risk;
  • Assistance with purchasing, storage, and marketing.

These benefits of engaging with a franchise can be very rewarding.  The related franchising agreement is intended to be a well-crafted document that protects the interests of both the franchisor and franchisee. Franchisors and franchisees that are new to franchising agreements can easily jeopardize the future of their businesses – or their own personal resources – by not properly preparing to enter into and executing a franchising agreement. This is where a franchise lawyer proves invaluable.

When Franchise Agreements Go Wrong 

Franchise operations are controlled by the franchise agreement entered into by the franchisor and the franchisee. This agreement sets forth the obligations of each of the parties, including the franchise fee and royalties the franchisee must pay to the franchisor as well as the support the franchisor must provide to the franchisee. If one party feels that the other party has not lived up to its end of the agreement, a lawsuit may be brought and monetary damages can be sought for the losses the complaining party feels he or she suffered. This type of lawsuit can quickly consume the attention, time, and resources of any business. The risk of complications is high if you do not have the aid of a franchise law firm when working on these matters.

How Your California Franchise Lawyer Can Help 

A franchise lawyer is one familiar with the laws governing franchise agreements and how franchise agreements ought to be drafted in order to protect your legal rights and interests regardless of whether you are a franchisor or franchisee. He or she will be able to analyze your unique situation and circumstances and help you determine whether a franchise agreement make sense for your business. A franchise law firm is also able to review existing franchise agreements and suggest changes you may want to consider before entering into a franchise agreement.

Why JGPC Law? 

In the Pleasanton, Oakland, Danville, and Walnut Creek areas, there are many attorneys and law firms available that claim they can help business owners and entrepreneurs. What sets JGPC Law apart is our years of knowledge and experience helping businesses of all sizes and types – from start-up companies to established corporations – grow and protect their businesses. We have significant experience in helping businesses analyze franchise agreements and construct these agreements so as to maximize the benefits of a franchise arrangement while minimizing unnecessary risks. Contact our law office online or by phone at (925) 463-9600 and learn how JGPC’s team of experienced franchise law attorneys can help your business grow.

JGPC Business Law is a business law firm providing cost-effective, quality legal services to privately held businesses, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited partnerships (LP), trusts, business start ups, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, investors, buyers & sellers throughout the Tri-Valley and the East Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Fremont, Tracy, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton and all of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. We are here to serve all of your business and corporate law needs.