I represent both franchisors and franchisees in franchise disputes. I often serve as... more
I represent both franchisors and franchisees in franchise disputes. I often serve as expert witness on franchise law issues, with special emphasis on Ohio's Business Opportunity Act. I helped form the Committee of the Ohio Bar Association that wrote the 2012 amendments to the Act, and I served on the Committee and testified on the Bill before a Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives. ... 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.