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Franchising

Are you considering franchising as an option for starting a business? Are you interested in growing an already successful business by franchising across the country? The never ending business of franchising has become a big industry in Canada. In the field of franchising, businesses vary immensely from fast food chains and restaurants, to coffee shops, clothing retailers, hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, home and garden retailers, and even senior care facilities.

At Opara Law PC we are dedicated to making your dream of starting and owning your franchise come true. Opara Law PC franchising division is made up of a team of comprehensive professionals who have an extensive knowledge of franchising law as well as business, intellectual property rights,copyright and trade-mark law.

Our professionals also have extensive experience acting on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees in franchise default and termination situations including lease terminations, realization on assets and security, receiverships, bankruptcy and injunctions to enforce non-competition provisions of franchise license agreements, among others.

Benefits of an Opara Law PC Franchise Agreement Lawyer

  • Franchise Your Business.
  • Purchase a Franchise.
  • Dispute Resolution Services.

Assistance from an Opara Law PC Franchise Agreement Lawyer can help with negotiating terms and conditions of a variety of contracts such as:

  • Franchise Agreements
  • Real Estate Leases
  • LLC Operating Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements Among Business Owners

Creation of Franchise

Creating or owning your first franchise can be a frightful endeavor that doesn’t occur instantaneously. Most individuals don’t know where to begin or what steps they should take. Fortunately, here at Opara Law PC we do know the right steps. Opara Law PC represents franchisors, franchisees and other entrepreneurs at the first stages of their quest to create and grow their business, and we continue to counsel and represent them as they grow.

Some essentials steps you need to take when starting up your first franchise are as follows;

  • Create and/or Register your Trademarks
  • Incorporate your Business
  • Examine and outline the Financial Goals you wish to Establish for your Franchise
  • Determine the Structuring of your Franchise(s)
  • Analyze Employment Issues and Supplier Contracts

Types of Franchises

In any franchise there is a Franchisee and a Franchisor. The Franchisee is given permission to the use the Franchisors’ trademarks. In doing so the Franchisor collects a fee and has a significant amount of control in the operation and stake of the business. We at Opara Law PC have assisted both Franchisees and Franchisors with the preparation and counseling of franchise agreements and disclosure documents.