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Comprehensive Representation In Franchise Law Matters

At Fugate Gangstad Lowe LLC, our franchise law practice is bolstered by our extensive experience and diligent dedication to our clients. Being one of the only firms that practices franchise law in our area – in the entire state of Indiana, even – we have distinguished ourselves as leaders in the region. Due to the demand for high-quality legal services, we have expanded our franchise law practice to serve clients in Wisconsin.

How We Help Our Franchise Law Clients

The services we offer our franchise law clients include:

  • Drafting and review of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD), franchise agreements and licensing agreements
  • Franchisee representation negotiating franchise agreements
  • Entity selection and formation
  • Counseling franchisees in purchasing single or multiunit franchises
  • Registering franchise systems with states
  • Location selection planning
  • Construction document review
  • Real estate purchase agreements
  • Lease negotiation
  • Owner succession planning
  • Termination of franchise obligations
  • Resolving non-compete issues after termination

We offer hourly, flat rate and subscription fee legal services. The experience, knowledge and perspective we have gained from representing franchisees in the past gives us the ability to efficiently advise and guide franchisees at every point in their journey.

Guidance In Franchise Commercial Leasing

Franchise law and real estate are closely intertwined. The second most important document for a franchisee after their franchise agreement is their commercial lease. The terms of the lease are just as important as the location, which can make or break a franchise. We serve as commercial leasing counsel to franchisees and review and negotiate their leases in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner. We regularly review commercial leases and deal with landlords in Indiana and beyond.

The Value Of An Experienced Franchise Lawyer

Our franchise clients will tell you that we are very responsive and answer all questions quickly whether they’re big or small. We want our clients to consider us their ally in this industry filled with business brokers, franchise brokers, real estate brokers, individuals and companies who are only looking out for their bottom line. At our firm, your best interests are our sole focus.

There is a lot of money at stake for those beginning their franchise journey, which can have far-reaching financial impacts. Our goal is to empower you to make prudent decisions and advocate strongly for a favorable deal. We provide a review of the FDD and franchise agreement and prepare a memorandum of negotiating points. We also ensure our franchisee clients have fair lease terms and completely understand those terms.

Talk To A Franchise Law Attorney Today

Whether you’re a franchisee who’s just starting out or an established one, reach out to learn more about how we can help you flourish. Contact us by phone at 317-825-8727 or by submitting a contact form online to arrange a free initial consultation.