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Connell Foley’s Franchise and Distribution practice is an interdisciplinary team of experienced commercial, intellectual property, corporate and real estate attorneys who understand the business needs of franchisors and how to manage the complex relationship between franchisors and franchisees. Our franchise and distribution attorneys are at the forefront of the industry, regularly publishing and speaking about related legal issues, while actively participating in the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, the International Franchise Association, and other trade and bar associations.

Connell Foley’s franchise and distribution clients include regional, national and international brands across an assortment of industries. Through teamwork, a keen understanding of the franchise industry and a full-service offering, Connell Foley is able to deliver both litigation and transactional services to its diverse set of franchise and distribution clients.

With decades of experience in this field, our litigators routinely obtain favorable results for franchise and distribution clients in federal and state courts across the nation, as well as in alternative dispute forums. We handle a wide range of disputes, ranging from franchisee and distributor terminations, to trademark infringement, unfair competition, encroachment, labor and employment matters, and non-compete issues.

The team also provides transactional services to businesses involved in franchising and distribution. We deliver guidance for all aspects of the franchise business including the evaluation, registration, expansion and protection of our franchise clients’ systems and other interests.

Highly regarded by our peers, members of the Franchise and Distribution Group have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, and recognized as top franchise lawyers by the Franchise Times.

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