Our franchise team helps market-leading franchisors launch, grow, protect and evolve successful systems across multiple industries. Our objective is to make a difference for franchisors — to help them identify opportunities and overcome challenges at every stage of growth. Our passion for franchising, nearly 300 years of collective experience and teamwork approach distinguish us from other law firms. We develop innovative solutions tailored to each client’s needs and provide comprehensive advice across the broad spectrum of issues and challenges franchisors face — whether advising on franchise M&A/strategic growth opportunities, international expansion, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity, or anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws and regulations; drafting FDDs and managing related state filings; working to resolve disputes with franchisees; navigating system expansion and encroachment concerns; managing brand positioning and protection; advising on supply chain issues; or keeping franchisors up to speed on changes to the franchise legal and business landscapes. Although we strive to avoid litigation, our team also has experienced litigators commonly called upon to represent franchisors in complex or "bet the company" litigation.