Welcome to Maslyn Law PLC — we are franchise lawyers dedicated to providing franchise businesses with experienced and cost-effective legal advice.
If you need personalized, realistic legal advice — a Maslyn Law PLC franchise lawyer helps businesses get things done. When the law makes life difficult for clients, Maslyn Law PLC offers solutions. We offer practical legal advice at reasonable fees.
Maslyn Law PLC takes the time to understand how your franchise system operates and has the experience to offer creative solutions to your franchise issues. We use our legal expertise and years of franchise experience to solve problems and create opportunities, rather than simply identify obstacles.
Because we are lawyers, we focus most of our time on “lawyer stuff” — like contracts, laws and regulations. But, we also understand that the best legal answer may not be enough to help your business succeed. We aim to offer our clients more than a typical lawyer normally provides. From our years of experience in the franchising and distribution industries, we have a wealth of knowledge and contacts that can often help our clients identify business solutions to problems they haven’t yet encountered.
If you are thinking of franchising your business, it helps to have a franchise attorney who has been there before. Our practice is primarily devoted to franchising and we have helped many emerging franchisors — like you — understand the pitfalls and opportunities of the franchise business model. We have experience in a variety of business segments in the franchise industry which we can draw upon to help you make the right choices in structuring your franchise system — the first time.
If your Franchise Disclosure Document is not up-to-date, you can’t sell franchises. That fact of life can be harder to stomach if you cannot confidently budget for it — whether you do it in-house or hire an outside franchise lawyer to do it for you. We know this. Maslyn Law PLC offers its clients a number of ways to budget for the legal fees involved in updating or amending the FDD. Also, we offer easy to understand, reasonable flat fees for state franchise registrations and exemptions. Simply put, if you want to know how much your annual FDD update and state registrations will cost, we will tell you … in advance.
If you have a distribution system — or are developing one — you may need an attorney with a background in franchise law. Maslyn Law PLC has extensive experience in crafting distribution systems that may raise franchise law issues and we can help you determine whether your distribution system is likely to be an “accidental franchise.”
Most of our practice is focused on transactional and regulatory representation of franchisors. But, we can also help prospective franchisees understand the franchise agreement and franchise disclosure document that they receive from a franchisor. We can also help you negotiate revisions to the franchisor’s standard franchise agreement, if they are willing to negotiate at all. Because we regularly draft these documents, we don’t waste your time or the franchisor’s time trying to negotiate provisions that really are non-negotiable.
Similarly, we can help potential dealers, distributors and licensees understand the contracts that they are evaluating and provide experienced counsel in negotiating modifications to the contract.