Franchising deals with the area of law revolving around the right or license that is granted to an individual or group to market a company's goods or services in a particular territory under the company's trademark, trade name, or service mark.

Contract Negotiations: Any individual who signs a franchise agreement is executing a legal contract, that requires certain obligations be fulfilled and particular responsibilities met. Although most individuals execute the franchise agreement in the name of a corporation, franchisors typically require a personal guaranty by the shareholders of that corporation. Before you sign the franchise agreement Bartlett & Weigle can help you negotiate the terms of the contract and make sure you are comfortable with all of its provisions.

Preparation and Review of Franchise Documents: Whether you are considering the purchase of a franchise, terminating an existing franchise relationship or establishing a franchise system, preparing and reviewing your documents will serve as the primary asset underlying the future of your business.