Cherry Hill, New Jersey Attorney Providing Franchisee Protection and Legal Representation
If you are thinking about establishing or buying into an existing franchise. Donnelly Ritigstein, LLC recommends you consult with an experienced franchise law lawyer.
It is important to seek out counsel before establishing a franchise - someone who can review the relevant disclosure, franchise agreements and lease documents to determine if it is in your best interest to go forward. This is because once the contract is signed, it is far more difficult to alter the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled franchise law lawyer in New Jersey or Washington call Donnelly Ritigstein, LLC, at 866.907.6368.
The Complexities of Establishing a Franchise
Under the federal Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) a franchise must disclose the following:
- Past history of the company and its principals, including recent litigation and bankruptcies
- Estimated startup costs
- Obligations and restrictions of the franchisee agreement
- Financial statements, including contact information for fellow franchisees
- Additional information such as sales territory and trademarks
Additionally, franchisees in New Jersey are granted extra protection under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act.
A Trusted Partner
Attorney Donnelly aims as a practicing franchise law lawyer, to build and sustain successful relationships with his clients, so that years down the road, you have a trusted partner to call your with business planning and franchise concerns. The firm has reviewed numerous disclosure documents and franchise agreements for its clients. Mr. Donnelly has represented prospective franchisees ranging from smaller franchises with start up costs in the thousands to nationally branded franchises with franchise offerings in the millions of dollars.
The law firm of Donnelly Ritigstein, LLC is committed to helping you and your franchise succeed. Mr. Donnelly will review the disclosure documents and franchise agreement to make sure they support your best interests. He also examines marketing and distributing agreements and will pursue contract negotiations on your behalf. The firm will make sure your business licensing is filed and will help you address all additional compliance and day-to-day business concerns associated with your franchise interests.
If you have questions regarding our practice areas, including business law, commercial real estate law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, guardianships, franchise law, non-profit law, or commercial litigation commercial collections, and need to discuss these matters with a lawyer, contact Donnelly Ritigstein, LLC. The firm offers free consultations, is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., offers flexible payment arrangements and has multiple locations in South Jersey and Washington, DC. Call 866.907.6368 today for a free confidential appointment.