Franchise Law


Generally, franchises are created to license business plans, trade dress and trade secrets in exchange for a license fee or royalty paid by the franchisee to the franchisor. When franchising a business idea, business owners need to consider a multitude of legal issues that affect their future plans.

With more than 20 years of legal experience, the Gegan Law Firm not only educates our clients about their rights and obligations under existing franchising agreements, we also counsel prospective franchisees regarding the pros and cons of purchasing a particular franchise.

Our extensive experience in the area of franchise, distributor, and dealership dispute resolution allows us to bring a wealth of legal advice to the table for start-up franchisors looking to develop their franchise program. In a perfect world, our clients become owners of a successful franchise but in the event things don’t go as planned, we maintain our relationship and are here to assist with alternative dispute resolutions proceedings and, if necessary, business litigation.