Franchising Law Attorneys

Franchising can be an exhilarating experience — when all goes well. We're here to help make sure our clients fully understand what franchising is all about before signing on the dotted line.

For potential franchisees, we provide opportunity and contract analysis. We often talk a lot to our clients, so they know exactly what they're getting into. At Slinde Nelson, we provide comprehensive legal services for one low, flat fee.

For entrepreneurs, we are available to structure your business and make it an attractive, successful franchise opportunity.

Call 206-237-0020 today to see whether we're the right firm for you.

We Know What It Takes To Run A Business

Outside the practice of law, our attorneys founded, managed, nurtured, grew, bought, sold and invested in businesses of their own. Given that experience, we know what you want, need and expect from your lawyer. More importantly, we know how to deliver it.

We're also experienced with litigation arising from disputes over franchise agreements, and we help business owners avoid problems with employment law. When you enlist the law firm of Slinde Nelson, you can expect a commitment to client services based on the following:

  • We respond promptly to messages, within the day if possible.
  • We don't perform or charge for tasks that our clients don't need.
  • We give reliable cost estimates so you can budget accordingly.

Offering Legal Services In Franchise Law

If you are interested in buying into a franchise, we will help protect you from legal and financial liabilities. The business law attorneys at our firm take valuable time reviewing important documents, including franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents. We then schedule a second meeting to examine potential red flags that you will want to know about.

We will begin discussing obligations you're committing to and any lifestyle changes you should expect if you choose to open a franchise. Then we'll start negotiating a new, fairer franchise agreement.

Understandably, buying into a franchise has to do with much more than just franchise law — it's about finding a good match. Personalities, tolerance for risk and entrepreneurial desire drive the selection of finding the perfect franchise. We suggest you read our "Ten Steps to Success in Franchising."

Turning Businesses Into Franchises

You've started a business and have built a strong brand identity. Now, you'd like to turn it into a franchise and reap some extra reward. Franchising is a common method by which you can expand your business and maximize the return on your investment.

But you must do it correctly. Franchise law can be quite complicated, particularly if you intend to cross state lines. We can handle the legal side, including drafting your franchise disclosure document and franchise agreement, but we are available to do a lot more.

Our legal team can give you guidance in selling your franchise to potential franchisees. We can also evaluate your current business model to provide recommendations on increasing your visibility. Our knowledge of franchising and experience with business generally will help yours flourish.

Contact Us

To learn more about franchise services, call our law firm or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in both Oregon and Washington from offices in Portland and Seattle.

Call us up to chat a bit about your franchising goals. We'll let you take the lead. If you get a sense that we're able to help, then you can set up an appointment to come in for an office visit.

To say we're committed to the development of long-term relationships with our clients is an understatement. Our goal is to become your lifelong legal adviser, starting with examining your franchise opportunity.