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Kevin Maurice Kilcommons

Franchising Attorney at Clinton, NJ

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Franchising
    60%
    I am outside general counsel to a national franchise recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a top 500 US franchise (Jan 2018). In addition, I represent franchisees in a variety of industries, including food and health.

    21 years

  2. Business
    30%
    Representing small to medium sized companies. Formation. Contract negotiation and drafting. Commercial litigation. Commercial leasing.

    36 years

  3. Real estate
    10%
    Representing clients in both commercial and residential transactions.

    26 years

Why Franchise Law? I get entrepreneurs and I enjoy working with you. Your enthusiasm is infectious and you appreciate straight talk and honest, hard work from your attorney. I  formed and assisted a local company to succeed as a national franchisor with units now in 16 states (ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top 500 franchisor again in January 2019 - now holding a place in the upper half – and having gained several hundred slots since its first 2017 ranking). I have assisted many Franchisees from review and explanation about their FDD terms, negotiating revisions to franchise terms, helping to ramp-up their franchise businesses (forming legal entities, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases, negotiating land use issues for brick and mortar units), as well as negotiating or litigating disputes between Franchisors and Franchisees.

 

Location

Kilcommons Law. P.C.
99 Gray Rock Road, Suite 101
Clinton, NJ, 08801-3127

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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advisor for a would-be franchisee
Mr. Kilcommons was referred to me by a friend who had previously bought a franchise and used his services during the negotiation. As a new prospective franchisee, I wanted to make sure I invested in the best franchise for me. Mr. Kilcommons initially consulted with my husband and I to learn about our goals, our familiarity with the franchise we'd identified, and its customer base. While learning about us, Mr. Kilcommons clearly explained his process and what we could expect as the outcome of his analysis. Once Mr. Kilcommons reviewed the financial disclosure document and franchise agreement, he provided a memo that detailed the contents disclosure document, agreement in plain language, what we should expect from the franchisor, while advising on pitfalls we should be aware of. After our meeting and receipt of the memo, I felt very comfortable that I knew what I was getting into and that I had made the right decision in choosing Mr. Kilcommons. So much so, that I will be using him in my upcoming retail space lease negotiations.
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Posted by Kenneth | October 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer and Gentleman
We have used Kevin's services for several matters(Franchise purchases) and he has guided us in a professional and knowledgeable manner. Kevin has protected our interest to the fullest and has always been very responsive. A very pleasant, patient and attentive attorney who will answer all of your questions and concerns without a problem. Kevin is just an overall great guy and we will use his services in the future. We highly recommend Kevin without any reservations.
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Posted by Izabela | October 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Kevin was very knowledgeable and professional. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an experienced lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CEO
Kevin far exceeded my expectations. In only a single consultation I was able to make the most important career decision to date. He was thorough, informative, and, demonstrated diligently all the pros and cons for me to make a cognizant decision given the time constraint I was faced with. I am proud to say that I believe I found an honest and caring attorney that fully protects the interests of his clients unlike others I’ve experienced. Hiring Kevin was the best decision I ever made. I can sleep at night without any regret of my career decision. I will be seeking his legal expertise again on my next career move. Thank You for all that you do Kevin!
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Posted by Amy | July 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Franchise and Lease review
Kevin was very professional in handling our FDD, FA, and lease review. He was very thorough and had our best interests in mind. He handled everything in a timely manner and was always available to address any questions/concerns.
Response from Kevin Kilcommons September 12, 2019
Amy, it was a pleasure to assist you. Thank you for your review.
Posted by Brian | April 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Franchise Review
I hired Kevin to review the FDD for a franchise that I was thinking of investing in. I met with Kevin for an initial consultation where he explained what entails in his FDD review and the pricing associated with it. Kevin’s review was very extensive pointing out specific disclosures that I was not aware of. Kevin also explained what my obligations were as the franchisee as well as what the franchisor’s was. I was very happy with hiring Kevin to review the FDD and felt a lot more comfortable moving forward the franchise because of his insight. Thank you Kevin.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 29, 2019
Thanks, Brian. Best wishes for success!
Posted by Jennifer | March 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kilcommons to review the FDD for a franchise business we were considering starting. He reviewed the 500 page FDD in a week and discussed it in great details with us. He then gave us recommendations and talking points to discuss with the franchisor which helped reassure us and alleviated our concerns. Mr. Kilcommons' in dept knowledge of the franchise business, diligence and flexibility coupled with his exceptional professionalism makes us elated to have him as our attorney. We look forward to retaining him as we go through the process of finalizing a contract and setting up our business.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons March 13, 2019
Jennifer, thank you for your thoughtful review. I very much appreciate it and looking forward to your success in this industry.
Posted by Gupta | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FDD Review
I reached out to Kevin for the task of Franchise Disclosure Document review. His office staff is very professional and flexible with regards to scheduling. He understood my situation very well and also provided valuable assistance since I am new to franchise business. His guidance helped us ask the right questions that I had missed on my part. With that knowledge, I was able to make the right decision. The review was completed in a very timely manner which is a big plus. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone with franchising business needs.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons February 25, 2019
Thank you, Mr Gupta. It has been a pleasure to assist your family on this matter.
Posted by gene | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped With Partnership Ageement
Kevin is both knowledgeable and trustworthy, helping me navigate a partnership agreement that protected all parties involved. Kevin offered suggestions I never would have thought of on my own and made the process easy and painless.
Response from Kevin Kilcommons February 25, 2019
Thank you, Gene. I very much appreciate this recommendation.
Posted by DMR | August 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart Efficient and Cost Effective
Me. Kilcommons is an excellent attorney. He understands all the details of Franchise Law, was accommodating and worked extra fast to meet our deadline. Oh and by the way, his pricing was beyond fair and straightforward. If you need and Franchise attorney this is the guy
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
President
Kevin did a fine job of navigating us through the formation of a new corporation and the subsequent successful acquisition of a professional services business. He was very accessible and patient with us as new business owners.
Posted by John | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Franchisee Representation
In 2017 I made a huge career change and went into the restaurant business, starting with becoming a franchisee of a national sandwich chain not well known in NJ. After interviewing one NJ franchisee attorney who tried to cross-sell me to a franchise broker, I happened upon Kevin's website, talked to him, and hired him to be my business attorney. Kevin and I have only been working together for about a year, and yet I can highly recommend Kevin to represent franchisees after seeing his work on my contracts with a franchisor and in a prolonged retail lease negotiation, which we are signing this week. You will be well served by Kevin, Susan and the rest of his staff, and their pricing structure is reasonable. Oh, did I mention that my prior career was as an attorney for 20 years at a big law firm and corporations big and small?
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons May 4, 2018
John, it has been a pleasure to work with you on this ongoing project. Here's to smooth sailing through your opening and beyond. Thank you for your thoughtful comments.
Posted by Greg | April 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Software Account Manager
Kevin successfully handled my case and gave me the information and guidance I needed to win a favorable settlement on a complex case. At the outset and throughout, Kevin was professional, showed deep legal expertise, and he explained the process, and possible outcomes should we take on the defendant. Kevin helped me successfully negotiate a settlement and avoid a long and protracted court case. He was very easy to work with and very knowledgeable of the case law. Based on my experiences, I would highly recommend Kevin for any of his legal services and practices.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 25, 2018
Thanks, Greg. It was a long haul for you and I am glad it was resolved to your satisfaction.
Posted by Pam | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Asset to our Company & Family.
We have hired Kevin Kilcommons for numerous business dealings. He has advised our company on commercial contracts where his revisions & suggestions have covered things we hadn't thought of and saved us possible issues down the road. We almost always have him review any contracts before we sign now, in the past we didn't used to do this and we realize we were not protecting ourselves. He looks out for our interests, both personally and as owners in business matters. He has litigated for our company and helped to reach resolutions that saved us money. He has handled our corporate books, minutes and drafted change documents as needed. Kevin has handled both commercial and residential real estate transactions for us. Both him and his staff are very knowledgeable and helped us to navigate thru the closing issues that arose in a timely and efficient manner. We have come to trust his advice and expertise and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 25, 2018
Pam, it is always a pleasure to serve your company. Kevin
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Owner
We have been working with Kevin since we started our business over 21 years ago. Kevin has always been thorough and always very informative. I would and have recommend him.
Response from Kevin Kilcommons March 13, 2019
And my how you have grown! It's been an honor.
Posted by David | April 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A league of their own
I had and continue to have the honor of working with Kevin Kilcommons and his staff. During the process of opening a business, there can be an overwhelming feeling of stress, however Kevin made you feel comfortable and took the time to thoroughly explain everything and allowed the process to slow down. His professionalism and his supportive demeanor made the experience handling contracts, leases, franchise agreements ect. as comfortable as you can ever ask for. At the same time effectively negotiate the terms for their clients benefit. I would highly recommend this firm on all levels. Thank you Kevin Kilcommins!
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 25, 2018
David, I am so glad that your franchise business has lifted-off. Best wishes for success.
Posted by John | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Kevin has worked in several capacities as my attorney over the past 7 years. He steered me through a mean spirited business litigation with calmness and professionalism that comes from his certainty of the law. He and his staff also worked through a challenging real estate closing in which bank records had to be found from many different takeovers. Again with an ease of experience and confidence. I would recommend Kevin to anyone.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 25, 2018
John, of critical importance to me: we have become good friends through these trials. Thanks for the review!
Posted by Michael | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Contract Review
I retained Kevin to review all of my employee employment contracts. Kevin did a very thorough review of our employee and executive employee contracts. He found and made critical updates to the documents that will protect my company in the future. Other matters Kevin has been consulted on were met with prompt and on point response.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 25, 2018
Mike, it has been a pleasure to serve your company. Thank you for this review.
Posted by Joyce | April 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
client
As a real estate salesperson I have had numerous transactions with him and all our deals were handled in the upmost professional manner and the clients were pleased with their representation. As my personal attorney he has helped me prepare the necessary papers and documents so my children would be prepared to handle my affairs should I become unable. I have hired him to represent my church and affiliates in both legal situations and in real estate transactions.
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Response from Kevin Kilcommons April 25, 2018
Joyce, how can I thank you enough for these many years of support, and for all your wisdom? It has been a joy to work with you and with your local and regional church communities.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Education

  • Seton Hall University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2014
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • College of Wooster
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Hunterdon County Bar Association, Awards & Scholarship Oversight Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2020 - Present
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • 2010

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Business Attorney | Jan 17
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Clinton Franchising Lawyer Kevin Maurice Kilcommons
Kevin Maurice Kilcommons
Franchising Attorney
Clinton, NJ
Licensed for 36 years