I concentrate my practice in franchise and business law. I am an active member in... more
I concentrate my practice in franchise and business law. I am an active member in the International Franchise Association and former chairman of the Chicago chapter. I speak and moderate at local and national events. I am an active member in the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and have published in the ABA Franchise Law Journal and the Franchise Lawyer. I am also a member of the ... 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.