Franchisee Representation​

Did you know that Warshawsky Law Group, PLLC, rated by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 15 franchise law firms in the country, has a dedicated practice group that provides franchisee representation in the following areas:

We provide all of the above high-quality legal services for fixed flat fees, so new and existing franchisees know their exact costs upfront and receive no surprise bills! Plus, as business-minded attorneys with more than 40 years of combined franchise legal experience representing both franchisors and franchisees, we understand what’s standard and what’s not in any franchise deal and won’t waste anyone’s time with drawn out, contentious negotiations over trivial details.


Michael Reagan

Michael is a franchise attorney with more than 25 years of experience. Michael’s franchise experience began when his family became a franchisee of a national signs and graphics franchise. During their 11 years as a franchisee, they become the largest franchise by sales in the system of 500+ units and were named National Small Business of the Year by the US Small Business Administration. Prior to joining The Warshawsky Law Group in 2016, Michael was a senior executive and general counsel of Kahala Brands, Ltd., the worlds largest multi-brand quick service restaurant franchisor with 19 unique brands and more than 3,200 outlets

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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Ashley Gengler Nielsen

Ashley’s practice background includes more than six years of representing franchisors and franchisees, drafting and negotiating hundreds of franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) and franchise agreements from both sides of the table. Her substantial experience advising franchisors provides her with valuable insight and perspective, which she utilizes in advising franchisees. Born and raised in Utah, Ashley moved to North Carolina in 2015. She clerked for Justice Cheri Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court before joining a law firm specializing in franchise law. Subsequently, Ashley Nielsen ventured out on her own and then eventually joined forces with The Warshawsky Law Group. Ashley now focuses her practice on representing current and prospective franchi- sees on a nationwide basis, a reflection of her passion for helping small business owners with legal matters.

For more information or to discuss further how we can help your new and existing franchisees, plese contact :
Ashley Gengler Nielsen at or
Michael Reagan at​


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.

Our team is made up of experienced attorneys in franchising, licensing, corporate, and real estate laws who provide expert advice on a wide range of commercial work including:




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