California Franchise Law Attorney

The Los Angeles, California, Law Offices of Peter C. Bronstein provides experienced legal counsel to franchisors and franchisees on a national and international scale. We possess significant franchise law experience, having served as corporate counsel for Mail Boxes Etc.®, along with other nationwide franchise organizations. Our California franchise law firm maintains a network of legal and business experts with whom we regularly consult to assure that all licensing and regulatory formalities are addressed as they arise.

Our philosophy has always been to establish strong and lasting relationships with our clients. We do this by providing superior legal and personal service at affordable rates. We get to know our clients through direct one-on-one contact. You will discuss your long-term business goals with an experienced franchise lawyer who will then guide you through the process of establishing and running a franchise operation.

We act as corporate counsel on all issues related to licensing and running a franchise in California:

  • Franchise Disclosure Document (previously called Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars)
  • Master franchise agreements
  • Area development agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchise and sub-franchise agreements and modifications
  • Purchase, sale or transfer of a franchise
  • Compliance with FTC rules and regulations
  • State registrations
  • Software, equipment and copyright agreements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Negotiation and litigation
  • Review and drafting of franchise agreements
  • Trademark and use agreements
  • Leases and property agreements

Franchise Law for Franchisors and Franchisees

Franchisors: Certain states, such as California, require that franchises be registered with the state agency that regulates commerce. At the Law Offices of Peter C. Bronstein, we guide franchisors through the registration process. We organize, prepare and file all necessary documents to ensure that your franchise is not in violation of state regulations. Contact us for more information.

Every franchisor is required to provide a franchise disclosure document and a franchise agreement to prospective franchisees. These documents clearly outline your business model and define the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. Our firm assists in drafting customized circulars and agreements for franchisors.

Franchisees: Buying a franchise is a significant investment, one that must be protected. Our franchisee representation consists of reviewing and negotiating components of the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and the franchise agreement. Because we draft these documents for franchisors, we know what to look for.

Once you have purchased your franchise, we will assist you with regulatory compliance and advise you on effectively setting up and running your newly acquired business.

Franchising on an International Scope?

We have experience drafting Master Franchise Agreements for U.S. franchisors who wish to sell to franchisees overseas and vice versa.

Learn more about how we can assist you by contacting the Law Offices of Peter C. Bronstein in Los Angeles, California. Our office is dedicated to helping you create, manage, protect and grow your business entity. Call 310-203-2249 for a FREE initial consultation. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available by request.