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Franchise Law

Experienced North Carolina Franchise Law Attorneys

Our Charlotte attorneys assist with purchase, sale and management

Franchising your business or buying into a franchise can be a lucrative venture. But the key to success is doing it correctly from the beginning. An experienced franchise lawyer can make certain you are on the right track.

At Erdman and Hockfield, LLP, our franchise lawyers assess the risks and advantages of franchising, as well as the commitment required, so you have sufficient information to support your decisions.

Knowledgeable about all aspects of franchise law

For franchisors, our franchise attorneys:

  • Explain your rights and obligations
  • Create a financing plan
  • Draft and review critical documents:
    • Franchise agreement
    • Sublease
    • Equipment lease
    • Software license
    • Escrowed lease assignment
    • Term and renewal provisions
    • Transfer conditions
    • Development agreement formulas
    • Protected territory arrangements
    • Disclosure documents
  • Help formulate franchise payments, royalties, advertising contributions
  • Register the franchise
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal disclosure requirements
  • Discuss trademark issues

For franchisees, our attorneys ensure your interests are protected by reviewing the terms and conditions in your franchise agreement for:

  • The term
  • Right to renew
  • Protected territory offering
  • Franchise opening requirements
  • Franchise fee
  • Trademark requirements
  • Transfer restrictions
  • Termination provisions
  • Dispute resolution parameters

We help you get the most out of your purchase

Our franchise lawyers make certain you understand your rights and obligations under the agreement. We also vigorously negotiate your agreement with the franchisor if necessary, draft or review the franchise purchase agreement and champion your interests through the closing.

If you are selling a franchise, our firm drafts and reviews documents related to the sale of assets, assignment of lease and assignment of the franchise agreement.

Clients trust us to provide concrete advice and outstanding service as they work through the franchise process.

When you need a dedicated North Carolina franchise law firm

Call Erdman and Hockfield, LLP in Charlotte at 704-333-7800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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  • Charlotte Office
    2300 East Seventh Street
    Suite 100
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
    Phone: 704-333-7800
    Fax: 704-343-2886