I have been a lawyer for over 40 years; 35 in the field of franchise law, well... more
I have been a lawyer for over 40 years; 35 in the field of franchise law, well before it was a recognized area of practice. I am a member of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and the Forum on Franchising, and the former chair of the Forums Solo and Small Firm Network. I am a founding member of the Franchise Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, a former... view profile
Mrs. Reynolds Perez focuses her practice on franchises, small businesses as well as... more
Mrs. Reynolds Perez focuses her practice on franchises, small businesses as well as entrepreneurs. She has extensive experience advising franchisor clients on franchise sales compliance issues, drafting and preparing franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements as well as franchise sales and disclosure compliance programs. She has served as outside legal counsel for a number of franchi... view profile
I am a 3rd generation Miami trial attorney. Prior to working as an attorney I was an... more
I am a 3rd generation Miami trial attorney. Prior to working as an attorney I was an award winning photojournalist who spent most of my time covering international conflicts. After completing multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq I left photography and began the practice of law.
My name is Catherine Hite. I provide legal counsel to South Florida business owners... more
My name is Catherine Hite. I provide legal counsel to South Florida business owners and entrepreneurs. In many ways, I serve as "outside" general counsel to small and mid-size businesses. I am "result-oriented" and sensitive to the concerns of business owners, because I am one as well. I enjoy developing and maintaining productive, long-term relationships with my clients. --- I was admit... 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.