Franchisor Representation

Franchising is an effective, business expansion strategy for any company desiring to grow locally and internationally.

At Warshawsky Law Group, we help businesses in various industries to achieve their growth objectives through franchising. We understand the major components and properties of a franchise business relationship. We guide you on how to structure and develop a franchise business model whether you want to achieve local or international expansion.

We also draft franchise legal documentation and provide negotiation services for both franchisors and franchisees. We provide guidance on international franchise market entry regulations to help you navigate the different franchise regulations of foreign countries.

We are committed to helping big brands, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, achieve their franchise objectives. Our team is made up of experienced attorneys, developers, and master franchise lawyers. We understand the opportunities franchising can provide to your business and are dedicated to helping you make the most out of them.

Gettng Started

Are you looking to franchise your business but don’t know how to start?

Perhaps you want to expand your business which is rapidly growing. You like the idea of franchising as an expansion strategy but there are several questions on your mind left unanswered. How do you start? How do you franchise your business properly? How do you make the most out of your brand and also deliver value to those willing to buy your franchise?

There are many things to get right when franchising your business. Starting a franchise without the right strategy and information can result in a waste of time and money. Let our expert team at Warshawsky Law Group provide you with the right guidance to launch your franchise.

We will walk you through a step-by-step process that ensures you succeed as a franchise. We tailor our franchise strategy to match the specific needs of your business. We will be with you every step of the way in your franchising journey providing our best guidance and support.

Franchise Avoidance

So, what if franchising is not your dream business goal? What happens if you don’t want a franchise model for your company? 

We provide clear legal advice on not only how to become a franchisor but on also how to avoid becoming one. We help our clients in developing the non-franchise model. We provide solutions that are tailored to the specific goals of each client. 

We work with clients to develop business expansion strategies that do not require franchise disclosure laws and registration. We set up distributorship and licensing arrangements and assist with business models and negotiations.

Franchise Structuring and Development

Franchise Structuring is a critical component to ensure the protection of your assets, and the ability to add franchise owners through strong development practices. We offer legal and franchise development consulting services to both start-ups and industry-leading brands.

Franchise Registrations and Exemptions

As a franchisor, you will be required to comply with the laws of a number of states through a variety of filings, and we assist you in remaining in compliance.


Franchise Compliance

We help our franchisor clients understand state and federal franchise laws so that our clients’ businesses can continue to grow and expand over time.

At the federal level, franchising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. When it comes to state regulations, each state has its own franchise business laws.

Franchisors must comply with the laws in the states where their business operates and offer franchises for sale. Our experienced attorneys can help you with the franchise compliance of all the appropriate states by providing the regulations that your business must follow.

You will get support on how to run a compliant franchise.

The first step in ensuring franchise compliance is adhering to the Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule. This Rule also referred to as FTC Rule, specifies the format and layout for the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and how this document should be used to sell franchises.

The second step is to make sure the franchisor is compliant with the different state laws. These laws require the franchisor to complete certain registrations before he can offer franchises for sale within the states. State franchise laws modify the franchise disclosure document and franchise and the terms of the franchise agreement in several ways. We ensure that our franchisor clients are compliant with these laws and are aware of registration and renewal requirements.

How do our Attorneys ensure that our clients are compliant with franchise laws?

They draft Franchise Disclosure Documents that are compliant with all three levels:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule

Registration State Little FTC Acts

And the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) guidelines and commentary.

This ensures that the Franchisor’s business is compliant with all the relevant state and federal laws from the beginning.

If you need help with franchise compliance, contact our team today.

Awards and Recognitions

Our Firm and our attorneys have received numerous awards and recognitions for their expertise and achievements. For a listing of awards, click here “AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS”
  • Ranked #7 in Legal in Franchise Suppliers 2021
  • Ranked #8 in Legal in Franchise Suppliers 2020
  • Ranked #15 in Legal in Franchise Suppliers 2018
  • 2018 Top Franchise Suppliers List granted by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2018
  • 2020 Top Franchise Suppliers granted by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2020
  • Award Name Best Law Firms granted by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in 2018
  • Award Name Boutique Law Firm of the Month granted by Attorney At Law Magazine in 2014
  • Award Name Best Law Firms granted by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in 2022 – (Warshawsky Seltzer PLLC is regionally ranked in 1 practice area of Franchise Law & Regional Rankings Scottsdale Silver Badges Tier 2 in Franchise Law).
  • Warshawsky Seltzer, Pllc awarded the USA Best Franchise Law Firm – Arizona (Acquisition International 2019 Legal Awards)
  • Warshawsky Seltzer, Pllc awarded for Excellence in Business Formations – Arizona (Acquisition International 2019 Legal Awards)
  • Warshawsky Seltzer has been featured in Attorney at Law Magazine, in an article authored by Vicki Hogue-Davies

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Franchise Negotiations

We understand how important it is for our franchisor clients to negotiate the best deals possible, both with their franchisees and other partners, such as brokers and vendors.


Warshawsky Law Group is a non-traditional law firm revolutionizing the landscape of franchise legal services. Since our inception in 2013, we’ve backed up our commitment to deliver proactive, practical and pragmatic legal services of the highest quality while maintaining our predictable and affordable fee structures.


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