Stephens Friedland LLP’s lawyers are experienced in representing franchisees in court and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  Our cases range from disputes with involving individual franchisees on franchise-specific issues, to cases that impact the entire franchise system.  Examples of issues that often arise in the franchise arena include disclosure and fraud issues, contract disputes, territorial disputes and encroachment, exclusivity provisions, franchise termination, tortious interference claims, trademark infringement and copyright infringement.

Select Experience:

  • Defended class action arising from representations in franchise offering.
  • Represented franchisee in dispute with franchisor regarding termination of franchise. 
  • Represented franchisee is dispute regarding exclusive territories. 
  • Represented franchisor regarding gift car policies and procedures.
  • Defended franchisor against debts incurred by franchisee.