Practices  |  Franchise

Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Our Franchise litigation team has defended franchisors against virtually every type of claim that can arise in a franchise relationship, including claims of wrongful termination, claims of breach of contract and alleged lack of good faith and fair dealing, disputes over franchise renewals, claims arising out of system acquisitions and divestitures, claims by franchisee associations, class actions, attacks on system purchasing requirements, vicarious liability for franchised outlets, and encroachment claims, including encroachment through e-commerce.

Our litigators enforce system standards, challenge violations of noncompetition covenants, and enjoin trademark infringement. We represent clients regularly in state and federal courts throughout the country as well as in arbitration proceedings, mediation, and government investigations.