FRANCHISING

Vantage Law represents a broad spectrum of businesses, from traditional business format franchises to those using non-traditional methods of distributing their goods and services. Our advice includes:

Business Law

  • Set-up of franchise systems locally, nationally and internationally
  • Negotiation, drafting and updating of franchise agreements, including single and multi-unit franchise agreements
  • Franchise disclosure law compliance
  • Purchase and sale of individual franchised units or complete franchise systems
  • Multi-unit expansion, including master franchising, area development and area representative agreements, including joint ventures
  • Strategic advice regarding franchise associations
  • National and international expansion strategies, development and document preparation
  • “Accidental franchise” avoidance

Litigation

  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Class action defence
  • Dealing with franchise default and termination

Integrated Services

As part of a full-service firm, our team is supported by colleagues in complementary practice areas, ensuring nimble and seamless navigation of all franchise business issues, including:

  • Private equity and public financing, including securities law
  • Information technology including internet and privacy law issues
  • Protection and licensing of trademarks and other intellectual property rights
  • Corporate tax strategies and personal tax planning
  • Competition law issues
  • Real estate and commercial leasing
  • Human resources issues including employment and independent contractor arrangements
  • Bankruptcy, receiverships and business reorganization
  • Construction law

Contact Vantage Law to provide the expertise you need to make your next venture a success.

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