Marshall cut his lawyer teeth as a litigator in a big law firm. He has done battle... more
Marshall cut his lawyer teeth as a litigator in a big law firm. He has done battle in multi-million dollar commercial and personal lawsuits, represented huge companies (and sued them), and puffed out his chest when clients have emerged victorious countless times. Thing is, Marshall prefers to be a teammate, not a fighter. That’s why he values the chance to advise and consult with entrepreneurs... view profile
Sawan S. Patel is an attorney with Larkin Hoffman’s corporate and franchise practice... more
Sawan S. Patel is an attorney with Larkin Hoffman’s corporate and franchise practice groups. He represents a range of clients from entrepreneurs and startups to multi-national companies as a business advisor. Sawan counsels clients in a variety of matters, including entity formation, contracts, domestic and international commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, and... 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.