Starting a Franchise System

The Dickinson Wright Franchise Law Team has extensive experience and knowledge assisting clients with all legal issues pertaining to the start of a new franchise system, including the following:

• Incorporating and structuring the corporation or corporation that will operate your franchise system;

• Assisting with legal issues pertaining to financing of a franchise system in a manner that protects your assets and the franchise system;

• Assisting with the crafting of appropriate franchise marketing and operational documentation;

• Discussing and considering various franchise system structures, including unit, area development and master franchising;

• Preparing franchise disclosure documentation and franchise agreements in full compliance with legal statutes and regulations;

• Registering trademarks and advising on all intellectual property issues; and

• Drafting employment agreements and policies.

To learn more about major areas of our Franchise & Distribution practice, please select from among the following: 

Franchise & Distribution 

Growing a Franchise System 

Cross-Border Franchising 

Franchise Dispute Resolution