Prepare your franchise for long-term success

Operating your franchise, or converting your current business into a franchise, takes careful consideration, skill, and expertise. There are several unique structures and license agreement types to choose from, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Our attorneys in the Franchising and Hospitality group at A.Y. Strauss have deep experience helping businesses build their franchise in a manner which best sets them up for success.

Our team can help lay the proper foundation necessary to build a sound and strong franchise, whether it’s a restaurant with locations in two states or a fitness concept with franchised locations across the United States.

The Franchising and Hospitality practice at A.Y. Strauss can assist with legal services related to franchising and licensing structuring, including:

• Preparing franchise and licensing-related documents
  o Preparing Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs)
  o Preparing franchise & license agreements
  o Preparing Area Development Agreements and Area Representative Agreements
  o Registering franchisors’ FDDs in all necessary states

• Creating proper structure for a sustainable franchise system
  o Incorporating entities
  o Setting corporate structure
  o Handling all intellectual property-related matters for new franchisors