Legal Practice Area

Franchising

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Florida Business Attorneys

Franchising Laws
at the Federal and State Level

Franchising on the franchisor and franchisee side is very nuanced and requires an understanding of the franchising laws on a federal and state level. Whether you are a want-to-be franchisor or franchisee, it is imperative that you navigate the process with the help and guidance of a business attorney. From negotiations to deals and contracts, we can provide you with all the information you need.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Franchising Counsel services include but are not limited to:

  • Becoming a franchisee and evaluating a franchise opportunity
  • Structuring a new franchise, including partnership, shareholder, and operating agreements
  • Structuring a new franchise, including partnership, shareholder, and operating agreements
  • Review of franchise disclosure documents (FDDs)
  • Settling and defending franchise disputes
  • Renewing existing franchise agreements
  • Drafting leases, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and other ancillary agreements
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Testimonials

"Wow! What can I say. Michelle was amazing with us. I met Michelle through a networking contact and was not disappointed one bit. We needed advice on our business lease and she was right there to help us through it. She responded so quickly and completed the project efficiently with professionalism, honesty and transparency.

It is rare to find professionals who care and are completely honest with you from the start and understand that starting a new business is intimidating at times. Michelle is one of these rare lawyers who took the time and made us feel like VIPs. This may be the first time we used her services, but definitely not the last!"

- Anna Lamothe

"I met Michelle and Amanda at an event in January 2021. My first thoughts were the universe aligned. I didn't know I was going to need a business lawyer for my first LLC. There was and is so much I don't know when it comes to business ownership. I wanted to ensure I did things the right way. They have been a pleasure to work with thus far. I am grateful for their transparency. True professionalism, work ethics, and helping my business partner and I through the process. Amanda has also helped me form my second LLC as well. Who knew! I would highly recommend them if you are starting and LLC or at any part of the process."

- Camille Ali

"Michelle is an amazing attorney. She is very knowledgeable and resourceful. She has helped me with two different legal subjects for my business and was prompt and professional. She is definitely an ally to the business owner. I highly recommend her."

- Patricia Clawson

"As an attorney I'm very particular about who I send my clients to because it's a reflection on me. With that being said, I completely trust in Michelle's ability to work diligently and efficiently - she truly knows her stuff. Michelle is an attorney who takes pride in her craft and really cares about her client. If you're starting a business, looking to develop your business or the like - this is your attorney. She is an expert in her field!"

- Christine A. Schafer

"I have nothing but positive things to say about Michelle and her firm! She was not only able to win my case but during the whole process she demonstrated how passionate and professional she is. She took my case and made it her own. If you’re looking for a professional and compromised attorney, she’s the one! I recommend her 100%!"

- Luz Reina

"I have been very lucky to work with Amanda over the last few years. She is beyond professional and knowledgable. As a seasoned real estate investor, i have some legal entanglements, and Amanda solved the problems in a timely manner and her service went above and beyond."

- Anish Dave

"I recently had a consultation with Michelle Suarez, Esq in regards to a dispute within my corporation and I am very pleased with her services. Michelle works fast! We were able to set up our initial consultation within a few days of connecting.

Michelle was on time, prepared for the call, professional, and straight to the point (which I really appreciated)! She is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to listen to my concerns and provide me with as much information as I needed so that I could make an informed decision. Highly recommend!"

- Marissa Case

"I hired Michelle to handle a situation where I quit my job and started my own business. She helped me through the process of setting up my company and then also represented me in a dispute I had with my former employer. We were successful in that dispute, thanks to Michelle’s hard work.

It was so easy to set up my consultation, her turnaround time was super fast, and I could always reach her about any questions I had. I had a great experience with her and I will go to her in the future for any other business needs my company has."

- Omar Dodero

"I was referred to Michelle and we were beyond pleased with her services. She was aggressive, professional and always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. My case had a positive outcome and I cant thank her enough. Without her knowledge and quick work I'm not sure things would of ended up in my favor. I would most definitely recommend her for all your legal needs. She truly cares for her clients and she works very hard to get you positive results."

- Cassy Longsworth

"I'm a lawyer myself, but I do not practice business law. Michelle is my go-to lawyer for all my business law needs. I also recommend her to my friends and my immigration clients when they need business advice. I only recommend professionals who I know to be honest, responsive, fair, and smart (I do NOT accept referral fees from other lawyers). So many lawyers are lazy, incompetent, and overcharge you. They don't answer your questions or they let their staff do it all and you never hear from your actual lawyer again. Michelle will pay close attention to your case and charge you fairly for her superior work. Thank you Michelle!"

- Jill E. Grucan, Esq.

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