Franchise Attorneys Representing Clients in Territory Disputes and
Franchise agreements govern virtually every aspect of the franchisor-franchisee relationship, including the issue of territorial encroachment on a franchisee's territory. Until recently, protections against franchise encroachment were a standard part of most franchise agreements. Increasingly, however, franchisors are severely limiting or refusing to grant franchisees such exclusive territorial rights altogether.
As a law firm with more than two decades of experience serving the legal needs of franchisors and franchisees alike, Einbinder & Dunn understands the dynamics of franchise systems as few other law firms do and is able to effectively protect the rights and interests of clients on either side of franchise encroachment claims. The firm prides itself on its commitment not just to understanding specific disputes, but to immersing itself in each client's business and industry so that the most effective and cost-efficient legal arguments and solutions can be uncovered.
Representative examples of the firm's experience with franchise territory (encroachment) claims include allegations that a franchisor has engaged in unfair competition by establishing a brick and mortar location for a competing business in close proximity to a franchisee, allegations that a franchisor has essentially stolen an existing franchisee's business by establishing a competing Internet website, and claims alleging that a franchisor has breached its obligation of good faith and fair dealing.
The firm spends a considerable amount of time representing franchise clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. It has substantial experience with alternative dispute resolution as well and is adept at arbitrating matters in various venues, including the AAA, JAMS, FranArb, the London Court of International Arbitration and others. The firm has also advocated for clients in mediation, whether court-ordered, contractual or voluntary.
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