Dickinson & Wheelock, P.C. Law Firm

Business Lawyers for Entrepreneurs


Dickinson & Wheelock, P.C. has extensive experience in franchise matters, representing both franchisors and franchisees.


Whether you are buying a single-unit franchise or a multi-unit franchise, or you are becoming a sub-franchisor (sometimes known as an area developer), we can help you through the process. Specific services include:

  • FDD Review and Recommendations
  • Negotiating Your Franchise Agreement
  • Lease Review and Negotiations
  • Forming Your Legal Entity
  • Corporate Documentation
    (such as ownership agreements)
  • Supplier Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Financing Agreements
  • Franchisor Disputes
  • Selling Your Franchise


Our firm can help you through the complicated process of starting your franchised business, as well as representing you with other matters related to the operation of your franchise system. Specific services include:

  • FDD Drafting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Trademarking
  • Licensing
  • Confidentiality & Non-Compete Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Supplier Agreements
  • Franchisee Disputes
  • Termination
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Leases & Purchases

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