James Mulcahy, a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law for the... more
James Mulcahy, a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law for the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, and named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine (through a peer-selection process), represents clients in a wide variety of counseling and litigation settings. Accomplishments · Nationally recognized authority on franchise and distributio... view profile
I am an attorney with significant litigation experience, focusing my practice on... more
I am an attorney with significant litigation experience, focusing my practice on commercial, franchise, and real estate litigation. I am able to assist clients throughout the litigation process, from commencing or defending a claim to trial or appeal. I also hold a certificate in alternative dispute resolution. My dispute resolution practices assist my clients in achieving their goals in a cost... view profile
Michael Curry has over 25 years of experience representing small, mid-sized and... more
Michael Curry has over 25 years of experience representing small, mid-sized and large (including publicly traded) companies as well as select individuals. He was a Partner (Shareholder) and Chairman of a law firm’s Business Law department and Partner in a National law firm before becoming a named Partner in PalmarellaCurry. On a Presidential Scholarship Mr. Curry attended the University of... view profile
Franchise law applies to franchisors like McDonald's ®, who allow you to buy and operate a business using the franchise trademarks, name, and business methods. In return, you, the franchisee, get the name recognition value and reputation of the franchisor. A franchise lawyer will make sure the franchisor treats you fairly. Franchises can be expensive, and when you buy one you are gambling on the franchisor's success. Franchise lawyers know the many franchise laws that prevent the franchisor from taking advantage of you. If you are considering franchising your business, a franchise lawyer can also help you with that decision.