Experienced Franchise Law Attorneys in Florida
There are typically two ways to expand a business. One is to open multiple locations with designated managers, but all are owned and operated by a single owner. The second is to franchise the business by distributing goods and services through a licensing relationship.
Franchising is a cost-effective way of expanding a business while minimizing risk. At EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A., our attorneys are deeply familiar with the demands of franchising businesses correctly. We can provide guidance throughout the process of developing a franchise, bringing on franchisees, and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local tax and labor laws.
How Franchising Works in Florida
As a franchisor, or brand owner, you do not manage and operate the locations that serve consumers their products and services on a day-to-day basis. Franchisors specify the products or services offered by the franchisees and provide them with an operating system, brand, and support. In return, the franchisee manages the location and shares profits. For that reason, before you begin franchising, you must first brand your business.
There are many ways you can structure your franchising agreements once you have appropriately set up your business:
- Single-unit and multi-unit franchise agreements grant the franchisee the right to open and operate one or multiple franchise locations.
- Area development franchise agreements give the franchisee the right to open a certain number of locations in a particular territory for a certain amount of time.
- Area representative franchise agreements give the franchisee the right to open and operate franchise locations within a specified territory and to sell franchises to others within the territory.
Structuring these agreements properly is essential to making franchising profitable and sustainable. Knowledgeable franchising attorneys can assist you with the development of comprehensive franchise agreements and the resolution of management disputes or litigation that may arise after your franchise is operational.
Consult Our Expert Franchise Law Attorneys
Any business that is doing well may want to consider franchising its brand and exploring the new opportunities franchising could bring. At EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A., we provide the services necessary to establish and organize a franchise system along with continued representation for day-to-day legal needs.
Creating a company, registering and protecting trademarks, drafting Franchise Disclosure Documents, and obtaining state registrations are just a few of the all-encompassing journey that is franchising. We offer comprehensive services to help you meet Miami franchise requirements and expand your business effectively.
From our offices in South Florida, New York, and Washington, D.C., we represent clients throughout Miami-Dade County, Broward, West Palm Beach, Washington, D.C., and beyond. Call us at (786) 837-6629 or contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced Florida franchising attorney.