Franchise Law

Acquiring a franchise can represent a significant initial investment of money and a long-term commitment of time, money, and hard work. What the franchisee can and can’t do, and what the franchisee must and must not do may be strictly controlled by the franchise agreement and related documents.

At Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P., we provide prospective franchisees in Oregon and Washington with sound legal advice and effective professional representation. Our expertise includes the drafting, review, and negotiation of franchise agreements and where necessary, the use of litigation to resolve disputes.

Our attorneys help franchisees ensure that their Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) comply fully with the federal Franchise Rule and applicable state laws. We review franchise agreements from the franchisee’s standpoint and advise clients on their rights and obligations. We also provide advice and representation to franchisees at the initial offering stage, throughout the life of the franchise, and in the resolution of business disputes.

Our turnkey representation in franchise law includes among other matters:

  • Franchise applications
  • Franchise disclosure documentation
  • Franchise agreements
  • Assignments
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Commercial leasing
  • Franchise acquisition and sales
  • Franchise litigation


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