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Why Patel | Gaines for all your Franchise Needs?
Operational Insight
Passion for Entrepreneurship
Strategic Advisory

With over a decade of experience, our Managing Partners, Rahul Patel, and Grant Gaines, have a deep-rooted background in the franchise industry, having worked in various roles within franchised businesses before transitioning to franchise law. Grant & Rahul have assisted franchisees in almost every aspect, from franchising, leasing, construction, negotiations, and various legal issues franchisees often face.When you choose Patel Gaines, you're choosing a law firm that combines a decade of legal experience with practical knowledge and a genuine passion for entrepreneurship. Whether you're a seasoned franchisee or exploring franchise opportunities for the first time, we're here to provide you with the insights, advice, and support you need to thrive in the world of franchising.

Let's make your franchise vision a reality with Patel Gaines by your side.

Top 10 Things to Consider Before Signing a Franchise Agreement

  1. Franchise Agreement Review: Understanding and reviewing the terms and obligations outlined in the franchise agreement before signing.
  2. Territorial Disputes: Resolving disputes related to territorial rights and exclusivity within the franchise system.
  3. Franchise Renewal and Termination: Navigating the renewal or termination process of a franchise agreement and assessing legal implications.
  4. Compliance and Regulatory Issues: Ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as addressing any related legal challenges.
  5. Litigation Defense: Representing franchisees in litigation matters, including disputes with the franchisor or other franchisees.
  6. Franchise Fee and Royalty Disputes: Resolving disputes regarding franchise fees, royalties, and financial obligations.
  7. Employment and Labor Matters: Addressing employment-related issues such as wage disputes, discrimination claims, and labor law compliance.
  8. Lease Negotiations: Assisting with lease negotiations for franchise locations, including reviewing and advising on lease terms.
  9. Exit Strategies and Resales: Guiding on selling or transferring a franchise unit, including navigating the legal process and transfer of ownership.
  10. Legal Counsel: Always seek legal advice from an experienced franchise attorney before signing any agreement. They can help you understand the fine print and negotiate more favorable terms