Buying a franchise can be one of the most efficient and effective ways to achieve the American dream. However, it is important to understand your potential risks, your rights and your obligations. 

With years of experience representing single unit and multi-unit franchisees in the development and operation of their franchises, Julie Lusthaus can help.  She has reviewed hundreds of franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements and will review your documents with an eye toward what is in your best interest. 

Our services include:

  • Franchise Disclosure Document Review
  • Area Development Agreement Review and Negotiation
  • Franchise Agreement Review and Negotiation
  • Business Entity Development
  • Owner Agreements
  • Lease Review and Negotiations
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Franchise Transfers and Conversions
  • Franchisee/Franchisor Relations & Dispute Resolution

Before you sign a franchise agreement, contact Lusthaus Law P.C. and get the skilled franchise counsel you need. 

Franchisee Associations

For existing franchisees in troubled franchise systems, Julie Lusthaus works to form associations and groups to level the playing field for franchisees. Working together, franchisees can communicate more effectively with the franchisor, enhance leverage in negotiations with the franchisor and have the potential to negotiate more favorable terms with outside vendors/contractors.

Our services include:

  • Creation of the Association and Formation Documents
  • Negotiations with the Franchisor
  • Dispute Resolution of System-wide Issues (e.g., advertising issues, renewal issues)
  • Third-party Agreement Drafting and Negotiations;

If you own a franchise in a troubled system, call Lusthaus Law P.C. and learn how working together, franchisees solve their problems.