With the largest practice of its kind in the Carolinas, Manning Fulton’s franchise team has helped over 40 emerging and established franchise systems launch, grow, and protect their brands. With decades of experience in the regulatory/compliance, corporate, transactional, trademark, dispute resolution, and real estate issues relating to franchising, our attorneys are uniquely qualified to assist franchisors and franchisees with every aspect of their franchise business. Our clients let us worry about the complex federal and state franchise regulations so that they can focus on building and enhancing their brands. For clients who do not want to franchise, our lawyers are additionally experienced in creating business structures exempt from franchise disclosure regulation.
Both our firm and our franchise attorneys have been repeatedly recognized for their expertise, including a designation by The Best Lawyers in America as the top franchise law firm in North Carolina. Our franchise team includes more Certified Franchise Executives than any other law firm in the Carolinas and includes the Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section Committee on Franchising.
Manning Fulton’s attorneys in this practice maintain their broad knowledge in franchising and distribution law through their membership and participation in both the International Franchise Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising. Our clients benefit from the firm’s worldwide network of franchising professionals. This technical knowledge combined with our practical experience allows us to confidently represent clients in every stage of creating, maintaining and operating a successful franchise structure.
Our franchising and licensing 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 resources at our command to help them grow.