Franchising and Litigation Services

Bharucha & Co. offers comprehensive legal services to franchisors, franchisees and businesses involved in franchising arrangements, as well as litigation support when disputes arise.

Franchising is a complex area of law that requires careful navigation of regulatory requirements, contractual obligations and business strategies. In the event of disputes, effective litigation representation is crucial to protecting the interests of all parties involved.

Bharucha & Co’s experienced attorneys specialize in franchising law and litigation, providing strategic guidance and aggressive advocacy to help clients achieve their objectives and resolve disputes efficiently.


Bharucha & Co’s Franchising and Litigation services include:


  1. Franchise Development and Compliance: The firm assists businesses in all aspects of franchising, from developing franchise systems and drafting franchise agreements to ensuring compliance with federal and state franchise laws. The firm helps clients structure franchise relationships to maximize growth opportunities while minimizing legal risks.
  2. Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Preparation: The firm helps franchisors prepare and update their FDDs. Additionally, it ensures that FDDs accurately disclose all material information necessary for prospective franchisees to make informed investment decisions.
  3. Franchise Dispute Resolution: The firm represents franchisors and franchisees in resolving disputes arising from franchise agreements, including breaches of contract, franchise terminations, enforcement of restrictive covenants and infringement of intellectual property rights. The firm uses negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation strategies to achieve favorable outcomes for its clients. 
  4. Franchise Litigation Defense: The firm defends franchisors against claims brought by franchisees alleging violations of franchise agreements, fraud, misrepresentation, unfair trade practices and other legal theories.
  5. Franchisee Representation: The firm advocates for the rights and interests of franchisees facing disputes with franchisors, including claims of breach of contract, fraud, encroachment and unfair business practices. The firm’s attorneys provide strategic advice and aggressive representation to help franchisees protect their investments and achieve equitable resolutions.
  6. Intellectual Property Protection: The firm helps franchisors protect their intellectual property rights, including trademarks, trade secrets and proprietary business methods, through registration, licensing, enforcement, and litigation. The firm’s attorneys work to safeguard franchisors' valuable brand assets and prevent unauthorized use by competitors and former franchisees.