Arizona Franchise Law
Although franchises constitute a growing part of the state economy, Arizona has never had a separate franchise law. Instead, Arizona franchises are governed by an assortment of Arizona tax and property laws, but primarily by the Federal Trade Commission’s Franchise Rule.
At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., P.C., we assist clients in all legal matters relating to franchise contracts and litigation. We bring over three decades of combined experience to the table, and will guide and assist you through every step of your franchise experience, from purchase to initial franchise agreement to dispute resolution and litigation, should become necessary.
Purchasing a franchise
By purchasing a franchise, you gain the exclusive right to sell the products or services of a larger corporation in a given geographical location as well as established business name recognition. But even though such a purchase may seem routine, and the franchisor may have all the forms and contracts you need preprinted and ready to go, you should seek legal advice before any franchise purchase. With our extensive experience as Arizona franchise lawyers, Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., P.C. know what to look for in a franchise contract:
- How ironclad are the guarantees that no one will operate a competing franchise or branch of the same franchisor across the street from your business?
- Did the franchisor provide initial full disclosure in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission updated Franchise Rule?
- How secure are your rights to set prices to reflect local conditions and exigencies?
- How will you pay the franchisor before and after opening your business? Are such arrangements to your benefit?
Operating a franchise
Even if the initial purchase agreement and franchise contract go off without a hitch, many franchise operators require the services of Arizona franchise attorneys later in their franchise ownership. For example, your first franchise business may have been successful, and you want to purchase multiple franchises from the same franchisor, but this will affect your rights to full disclosure as a franchisee. Or you may feel that the franchisor has in some way violated your franchise agreement, and you require legal representation to protect your rights and interests.
Creating a new franchise
Do you have an excellent business model that can be duplicated statewide, or even nationwide? By forming your own franchise you can grant exclusive rights to entrepreneurs to sell products or services under your trade name and trade style. Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., PC will make sure you are legally compliant in all 50 states, and secure your intellectual property so your franchisees do not become your biggest competitors.
Experienced, dedicated franchise attorneys in Arizona
Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., P.C. assist clients in all legal matters relating to franchise contracts and litigation. It is extremely important to ensure your interests are protected before signing a franchise agreement. Our Phoenix business lawyers draft and review franchise agreements and, should disputes arise, will represent during negotiations or litigation.
No matter what concerns you have regarding your potential franchise purchase or current franchise business, the seasoned, business-minded attorneys at the Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. can help. Contact us at 602-265-7997, toll free at 866-696-2033 or complete our web form.
At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., P.C. we do more than connect the dots—we create the dots.