My practice focuses on franchising. I represent the companies that develop and sell... more
My practice focuses on franchising. I represent the companies that develop and sell franchise concepts: franchisors. I also represent franchisees. I represent these two constituents in all aspects of franchising. I guide my clients through substantial business transactions, provide practical business advice and counselon the technical aspects of the law. I also represent clients in compl... view profile
Doug Halijan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual... more
Doug Halijan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on trade secret, trademark, copyright, information technology, and franchise-related issues. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret cases involving the protection of a wide range of confidential business information, technology, software, and manuf... 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.