California Franchise Litigation

Opening a franchise of an established business can be a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs, providing a certain level of independence as well as an established customer base. However, a franchise also presents unique legal challenges and risks that many new business owners do not anticipate.

The ownership structure can leave the door open for a variety of legal disputes, including:

  • Breach of franchise agreement claims
  • Breach of noncompete agreements claims
  • Terminations and renewals of franchise relationships
  • Misrepresentation
  • Claims for unpaid royalties, franchise fees or advertising fees
  • Intellectual property claims
  • Arbitration requirements
  • Jurisdiction for disputes

We believe that litigation should always be a last resort to business disputes. Often, the cost of litigation is substantial and even the “winning” party suffers. When possible, we embrace less expensive, more amicable ways to resolve disagreements, such as mediation and negotiation. However, when a lawsuit is the best way to protect our clients’ interests, we do not hesitate to take matters to court.

Experienced Guidance From A Proven Franchise Lawyer

Before opening our firm, attorney Peter Bronstein was assistant counsel for Mail Boxes Etc., a franchise with national and international locations. While working there, he gained a high level of experience in virtually all aspects of franchise law, including international intellectual property registrations, contracts and vendor relationships.

Now Peter offers his experience to franchisors and franchisees in Los Angeles, throughout California and nationwide. He will take the time to fully understand the nuances and goals of your business so he can help you make informed, strategic decisions and meet your goals.

Contact Us

Please call 310-203-2249 or contact us online to speak with our proven franchise litigation lawyer.