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Joseph C. Wasch

Franchising Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 32 years
    New York - NY 55 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 55 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1968
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Franchising

    29 years, 55 cases

  2. Business

    56 years, 62 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation

    56 years, 94 cases

I have been practicing law for over 35 years.  Until 2007, I was with various corporations as vice president and general counsel.  Two of those companies were franchise systems.  Being in-house gave me tremendous insight into how businesses operate and become successful.  In 2007, I put out my shingle as a solo practitioner representing small businesses as their fractional, or part-time, general counsel.  One of my clients was a national franchisor of fast casual restaurants with in excess of 400 units.  In addition to representing small businesses, I built a franchise practice in which I represent existing franchise systems, start-up franchisors, and franchisees, including area developers, who have issues with their franchisors.  While I am mostly a transactional attorney, my son Adam, who has six years of commercial litigation experience, joined the firm last year to assist me with a burgeoning franchise litigation practice.


Joseph C. Wasch
2500 North Military Trail
Suite 465
Boca Raton, FL, 33431


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Raj | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Joe!
I have been working with Joe for the last few years. In my strategic consulting business SeedFire and as an investor / mentor, I focus on Startups and Small / Medium businesses. For these types of businesses, typically, it is difficult to get a very competent lawyer that is extremely knowledgeable, professional and somebody that understands the "sense of urgency" for the startups. Joe is that person. Extremely competent, timely and a pleasure to work with! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Joe. Thank you Joe!
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Posted by Rick | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Joe did a great job in helping me review my franchise documents, as well as my corporate legal structure! He has tremendous experience, which he delivered in a modest way. He was extremely efficient in the way he delivered his services. I highly recommend Joe! He delivers great quality work and is a pleasure to work with!
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and counsel
Mr. Wasch is the most level headed and practical attorney I have ever used. He is a great listener and provides insightful counsel. He had a keen sense of his opposing counsel's position and is expert at negociation and resolution in an equitable and fair manner. In summary Mr. Wasch is simply excellent and I am so glad I chose him to represent my business interests.
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Posted by Mark | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed Client
I am pleased with the legal advice and guidance provided by attorney Joe Wasch. He is knowledgable, responsive and fair in the fees he charges. Attorney Wasch is a great listener, never rushes you and explains things in an understandable fashion.
Posted by Noreen | July 27, 2015
Trusted, very versed and hard working attorney
Mr. Wasch is a very experienced, honest and a caring attorney. He keeps you informed at every step and strategizes with you regarding your case. He wants to get action and get things resolved. He worked very hard for my case, and I am most appreciative of his personal attention to the case and for the results he achieved for me.
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Posted by Joe | July 22, 2015
Review Joseph C. Wasch
I have used the services of Mr. Wasch over a number of years for both professional and personal matters. In all cases I have been impressed with his diligence, support and understanding of the legal implications affecting each subject. The most recent example was my responsibility to set up a new company in the USA for my international organization. MR. Wasch was with me every step of the way guiding me on all matters including but not limited to , tax issues, hiring and personnel, HR, corporate governance and commercial aspects. One added benefit was that Mr Wasch also was skilled to communicate with my international colleagues on all matters as well , which in my 45 years of international business , is a unique and helpful aspect of his comprehension of these subjects. I also state unequivaly that, unlike most lawyers who only advise their clients of risks , Mr. Wasch Is very PRO- business in the sense of helping his clients advance their business model and advises them in the most positive way in this regard.
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Posted by Ken | July 20, 2015
Franchise Fiasco
Joe is a consummate professional with excellent knowledge of the franchise industry. My only mistake was not contacting him before getting involved in this mess. He did resolve my case by separating me from this unscrupulous franchise company and securing a refund of my purchase money. I consider myself wiser, safer, and very fortunately, financially stable after Joe's rescue.
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Posted by Cyndy | July 19, 2015
I have been a client for over 20 years!
Joe Wasch has been the attorney for my corporation for over 20 years. He was helped in every aspect of my business, including the sale of it over two years ago. He is reliable, knowledgeable and has exceeded my expectations in numerous transactions.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Part-time General Counsel
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • 2008 - 2013
  • General Counsel
  •, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • General Counsel
  • HairColorXperts Franchise Company
  • 2001 - 2005


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Disguised Franchise
  • The attorney for the licensor agreed to terminate the license agreement and allow my Client to operate his restaurant independent of the licensor.


  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of Forum on Franchising
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Lawyers Network Monthly Meeting
  • Elements of a Franchise
  • 2016
  • Florida Lawyers Network Monthly Meeting
  • Disguised Franchises
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Joseph
Franchising Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wasch is an expert in franchise law, highly skilled, with an excellent reputation. He is an asset to his clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe was a pleasure to work with. He was courteous and professional in all aspects of the case."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an excellent attorney with a great deal of experience, knowledge and professionalism. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him highly."
Business Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very nice and tenacious at the same time."
Business Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Joe Wasch on a number of legal matters. He is knowledgeable, articulate, thorough and prompt. His analysis is always on the mark. He is the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with."
Business Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney, who I highly recommend!"
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