Emerging & Mature Systems

As franchise systems emerge and mature, company leadership will need advice and counsel from experienced and trusted lawyers to help manage franchise relationships and grow the business while navigating the shifting economy and the competitive marketplace. Our approach focuses on getting to understand you, your business and your strategic goals, challenges and opportunities. We invest in you to provide vital franchise legal services you need as your system grows and evolves.

For more than 40 years, Gray Plant Mooty has represented some of the largest and most-well known franchise systems in the world. Through our collective years of practice, we utilize invaluable insights and expertise to counsel you on the growth and evolution of your business. As an emerging or mature system, our group can assist you with:

  • Leveraging your existing system to position for future growth
  • Analyzing your franchise operations manuals to protect against vicarious liability claims
  • Establishing franchise advisory councils
  • Assisting with supply chain management and vendor agreements
  • Expanding your franchise system through multi-unit or third party expansion
  • Structuring franchise resale and referral programs
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Franchise M & A
  • International Expansion

What separates us from our competitors is our dedication and commitment to our clients and the franchise industry. We have been active as a leading law firm in the franchise industry, with many lawyers serving in leadership roles within the International Franchise Association, the ABA Forum on Franchising, and other related industry groups. Gray Plant Mooty’s franchise practice has consistently been recognized by Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal as leaders in the franchise field.

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