Franchisors, Franchisees, Distributors,Route Sales and Dealers


We represent clients in all franchisees and distributor transactions. Do you need assistance reviewing your Federal Disclosure documents, Dealer Agreements ?  We  advise clients regarding the preparation of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, Seller Assisted Marketing Plan (Business Opportunity) documents and registrations, exemption filings, franchise law compliance, franchise transfers, business sales and acquisitions, licensing agreements, and contract negotiations. We have prepared international Distributor agreements for clients  who  export and ship their products in foreign countries  and have assisted clients with collection of payments and the protection of their trademarks.

  We advise  Mississippi franchisees, distributors,Route Salesman and Dealers  about  constructive termination by  Franchisors or  Manufacturers   

•Improper disclosure

 •Fraud and misrepresentation during the sale of the franchise

 •Improper or inappropriate changes to the franchise policy that have a material adverse affect on the franchisees

 •Permitting the opening of franchise or company owned offices that are too close to existing franchisees and impact their ability to do business

 •Breach of the franchise agreement or implied duty of good faith and fair dealing

 •Improper termination of a franchisee and Route Sales Distributorship

 •Improper refusal to renew a franchisee  and the remedies available for wrongful termination including loss of goodwill of the business, loss of profits, costs of good and services, intellectual property rights and the actual value of the amount expended in the acquisition of the premises and fitting of the premises and equipment to the extent they are no longer reasonably useful to the franchisee, and wrongful taking of territory

We have represented  franchisor’s against franchisees involving :

 •Failure to report transactions

 •Failure to pay royalty fees

 •Failure to pay marketing fees

 •Alleged damage to the goodwill of the brand

 •Failure to comply with post termination obligations

 •Violations of trademark law          .

We are  also in a position to offer  franchise clients advice on all aspects of real estate and counseling on general business matters.  Michael G. Prestia attorney is an active member of the Franchise Forum of the American Bar Association. Michael G. Prestia  Attorney  has represented  Manufacturers  involving contract and  termination disputes  with foreign distributors in over 200 countries.