Franchise Litigation/Arbitration

We view franchise litigation as a means of last resort. The nature of a franchise relationship is one of power imbalance; however, a successful business model requires a consideration of both parties’ interests. Through the use of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, and through direct negotiation, we are often able to restore relationships or resolve disputes without litigation or arbitration. But, when all else fails, we litigate aggressively and we litigate to win.

We handle complex franchise litigation matters on behalf of franchisors and franchisees involving:

  • Rescission and other breaches of franchise legislation
  • Franchisee termination
  • Enforcement of post termination non-compete covenants
  • Encroachment
  • Volume rebates, discounts and advertising allowances
  • Leasing
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance claims
  • Royalty strikes
  • Injunctions
  • Class Actions
  • Vicarious liability