Franchise Law

Offering Comprehensive Representation for Franchisors and Franchisees

Kolesar & Leatham offers comprehensive legal services to clients involved in a wide array of franchise relationships. Our lawyers counsel and advise both franchisors and franchisees operating across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Hotels
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming

Our franchisor clients include well-established national franchising companies, start-up franchisors, international franchisors seeking to franchise their businesses in the United States and U.S. franchisors looking to expand internationally. We also represent existing and potential franchisees at the regional, national, and global levels.

At Kolesar & Leatham, we aim to develop solid franchising relationships that avoid potential legal risks and problems while advancing our clients’ business and financial goals. The attorneys in our Franchise Law practice guide clients through the complex maze of laws and regulations governing franchising activities both in the United States and abroad. These legal professionals regularly counsel and assist clients with all aspects of the franchise relationship, including:

  • Evaluating Franchise Programs
  • Structuring New Franchise Systems
  • Modifying Existing Franchise Systems
  • Conducting Due Diligence Activities
  • Negotiating Franchise and License Arrangements
  • Preparing Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • Securing Franchise Registrations
  • Compliance with Federal, State and Local laws
  • International Franchising
  • Trademarks and Copyrights

Resolving Franchising Conflicts and Disputes

When franchising conflicts and disputes arise, the attorneys in our firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice are well-positioned to represent both franchisors and franchisees in Las Vegas, throughout the country, and around the globe. We litigate cases involving a broad variety of complex franchising issues, ranging from breach or default of franchise agreements to the enforcement of restrictive covenants to royalty and payment disputes. Our commercial litigation team understands the complex laws and procedures surrounding franchise relationships, and we take swift and aggressive action to protect and enforce our clients’ rights in court. We also utilize alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration, to settle disputes between franchisors and franchisees when it is in the best interests of our clients to do so.

Delivering Seamless Client Service in Complex Franchising Matters

Franchising matters tend to involve sophisticated legal issues that touch upon many different fields of law. Because we are a full-service law firm, when these challenging legal issues arise, our clients have instant access to attorneys in practice groups throughout our firm, including Administrative and Governmental Affairs, Banking and Finance, Corporations and Business Entities, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Litigation, Arbitration and Appeals. Our firm’s multi-disciplinary approach to the practice of law ensures that our franchising clients have the comprehensive advice and counsel they need to effectively and efficiently address any legal problems that may come their way.