Faegre Baker Daniels has helped hundreds of emerging and market-leading franchisors launch, grow, protect and evolve successful systems in a wide range of industries. Our logistics practice provides service in the numerous areas of law affecting transportation, manufacturing, third party logistics, packaging, warehousing and distribution companies.
Franchising and Distribution
Our objective is to make a difference for franchisors—to help them identify new opportunities and overcome challenges at every stage of growth. Our passion for franchising, our nearly 200 years of collective experience and our teamwork approach distinguish us from other law firms and help us accomplish that objective.
Whether it's structuring franchise programs for new franchisors, drafting disclosure documents under the amended FTC Rule, guiding international expansion, or advising on complex opportunities and challenges—often on a moment's notice—we develop creative solutions tailored to each client's needs. We help franchisors anticipate potentially difficult legal issues before they arise, and we defend their systems when disputes are unavoidable.
Our experience spans the complete range of issues faced by today's franchisors, including:
- Franchise structure and compliance
- Raising capital and financing
- Brand positioning and protection
- Effective franchisor–franchisee communications and relationships
- Franchise litigation and alternative dispute resolution
- International franchising
Our lawyers are leaders in the franchise community and are internationally recognized authorities in franchise law. Our team includes a past chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Supplier Forum, a winner of the Crystal Compass award for leadership in franchising, present and past members of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, a past editor-in-chief of the Franchise Law Journal, and members of the IFA's Women's Franchise, Legal/Legislative, Award and Membership committees.
As a founding (and sole law firm) member of Conexus Indiana's Logistics Executive Committee, Faegre Baker Daniels is at the forefront of emerging opportunities in manufacturing and logistics in the State of Indiana and beyond. We understand niche issues related to federal and state contracting, trade regulations, bonded warehousing, economic incentive opportunities, union relations, protective R&D, workforce development and new market opportunities, and utilize our various resources to provide comprehensive counsel to clients in this rapidly developing industry.