Franchise and Distribution Law

Robert S. Boulter provides high quality and cost-efficient legal representation to franchisees. For over 30 years, we have protected franchisees’ rights on matters involving inadequate territories, non-renewals, wrongful termination, fraud, breach of contract, non-compete clauses, unfair competition, and franchise law violations. We represent franchisees nationwide in arbitration, courts, individual cases, group cases, and class actions. And we offer flat fee and contingent fee arrangements when appropriate.

Pre-purchase assistance. If you are thinking about purchasing a franchise or distributorship, please call us for a consultation prior to your purchase. We can help you understand your rights and obligations as well as assist you in negotiating more favorable terms. Many of our franchisee clients wished that the had hired an experienced franchise law attorney to assist them prior to purchasing their franchise. Other clients that did hire Robert to assist them have had favorable things to say in testimonials.

Post-purchase assistance. If you are an existing franchisee or distributor and want to know your rights, please review the links on the lefts side of this page for general information. If you have specific questions, please consider consulting with us or, at the least, another experienced franchise law attorney. Franchising disputes are complicated and involve many different areas of law that a franchise law specialist like Boulter can help to simplify and provide meaningful guidance. Because of the lengthy and one-sided franchise contracts (drafted by franchisors’ lawyers to benefit franchisors) franchise disputes often present complex procedural and choice of law issues that can make a real difference between winning and losing your case. We understand and have experience with such issues and can help you maximize your opportunity to win your case and make sure you are fairly compensated.

If you need an experienced franchise law attorney, please call or e-mail Robert S. Boulter at [email protected] or by calling (415) 233-7100 for a free, no-obligation consultation.


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