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As an adjunct to our General Corporate and Antitrust practices, Calfee counsels companies extensively regarding franchising and product distribution matters. These services begin with assisting clients in the process of deciding how to market or franchise their products or services, and then continue with preparing, negotiating and executing and documents. We address the company’s objectives while complying with applicable federal and state laws. Our goal is to assist clients in implementing franchise and distribution systems that afford the greatest amount of flexibility and control permissible by law.

Our attorneys discuss with clients the elements of franchising and how they often overlap with other forms of distribution and marketing. We assist in deciding whether your business should be conducted as a franchise or under another distribution or marketing system, including a critical analysis of the risks and benefits of each. We then help document and implement your chosen method of distribution and marketing.