Franchise Lawyer With Business Sense
Welcome to Maslyn Law PLC! Patrick Maslyn is a franchise lawyer dedicated to providing franchise businesses with experienced and cost-effective legal advice.
If you need personalized, realistic legal advice — Mr. Maslyn helps businesses get things done. When the law makes life difficult for clients, Mr. Maslyn 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 lawyer 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.
Maslyn Law PLC also regularly counsels its clients on managing their franchise systems and enforcing their system standards. As you develop your supply chain relationships, talk to a franchise lawyer about how best to structure them. Before you send your next default letter, call a franchise lawyer to make sure that the termination will be valid. Mr. Maslyn will be happy to offer you flat rates for these projects.
If you have a distribution system — or are developing one — you may need franchise lawyer. Mr. Maslyn 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 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 Mr. Maslyn is a franchise lawyer — and focuses his practices on franchise law — he won’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.