Bryan H. Clements is an attorney in Lewitt Hackman's Franchise & Distribution and... more
Bryan H. Clements is an attorney in Lewitt Hackman's Franchise & Distribution and Corporate Practice Groups. He has served as Interim Chief FInancial Officer for a healthcare related business, worked in the entertainment industry as the owner of a sound production company and is a prolific writer -- publishing regularly on topics regarding franchise and distribution law.
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.