Franchisee Representation

For over fifty-five years, Manning Fulton has provided assistance to multi unit businesses and franchisees. The rapid growth of franchise systems requires an advisor that focuses in this complex area of state and federal law and government regulations governing franchise relations. Manning Fulton lawyers know how to create franchise and distribution networks that strengthen our clients’ global reach. Our lawyers also represent franchisees to help them build their business and protect their investment. We know how to get deals done and help franchise businesses thrive.

Our franchise attorneys have been recognized for their expertise. Manning Fulton’s franchise practice has been designated by The Best Lawyers in America as the top franchise law firm in North Carolina. Manning Fulton frequently provides educational forums for individuals involved in franchise systems and our franchise attorneys often speak at franchise seminars. Our franchise team includes the only North Carolina lawyer to be designated a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives and the founding Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section Committee on Franchising. When we counsel our franchisee client, we help them:

  • Review and negotiate terms of franchise agreements
  • Expand their businesses in the US and internationally by acquiring new franchise rights or purchasing existing franchise locations
  • Secure necessary financing to grow the franchise
  • Handle franchise real estate issues
  • Structure tax-efficient business operations
  • Resolve disputes with franchisers and suppliers
  • Deal with employment law issues
  • Representation of Independent Franchisee Associations

Manning Fulton’s lawyers maintain their broad knowledge in franchising through their membership and participation in both the International Franchise Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising. This technical knowledge combined with our practical experience assists us in representing clients in every stage of creating, maintaining and operating a successful franchise structure.

Our franchise and distribution clients trust Manning Fulton to help grow and protect their franchise business investments by focusing on what matters. Our lawyers are committed to these clients, using all the resources at our command to help them grow.

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