Shamus B. Cassidy is the founder and manager at Cassidy Law, Ltd. Shamus... more
Shamus B. Cassidy is the founder and manager at Cassidy Law, Ltd. Shamus concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, disability/special needs planning, probate, elder law, taxation, asset protection, corporate, business, and real estate matters. Shamus also serves as counsel to the receiver in receiverships involving businesses and/or real estate. Concerning his business practi... view profile
As a general business lawyer I have assisted clients with a wide array of legal... more
As a general business lawyer I have assisted clients with a wide array of legal issues. Most of my practice involves franchising, distribution, technology, e-commerce, contracts and general representation of businesses and business people. I also have experience in commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, and commerical real estate. Clients have ranged from small start ups to publicly held... 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.