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Franchise Lawyers, Adelaide

Franchising is becoming an increasingly popular business model for entrepreneurs in Adelaide. While potentially providing many benefits for both franchisors and franchisees not otherwise available in traditional businesses, there can also be many issues for the unsuspecting, and it is important that you get the right advice.

For Franchisors

At Nick Xenophon and Co. Lawyers in Adelaide, our franchise lawyers have the experience and legal expertise to guide you on all aspects of franchising. We will help to ensure that you are fully informed and getting true value, and that your interests are protected so that the final decision you reach is the right one. We will also work with you to help develop a robust franchise model that supports your business strategy, with services including:

  • Franchise Manual
  • Intellectual Property
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Master Franchise Agreement and related Deeds
  • Compliance with the Franchise Code
  • Disclosure documents
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Leases and sub-leases
  • Franchisee sale or transfer
  • Business structures
  • Contract Law
  • Franchise Law

For Franchisees

Whether you are buying or selling a franchise here in Adelaide, a Franchise Lawyer at Nick Xenophon & Co. will guide you on all aspects of the business transaction and advise you on your franchise obligations. This ensures that you are you are fully informed and getting true value, and your interests are protected. Our services include reviewing and advising you on:

  • Franchise Agreement
  • Disclosure documents
  • License arrangements
  • Lease arrangements
  • Restraint of trade restrictions

We are happy to work in conjunction with your Accountant or any other adviser to ensure a consistent, efficient and effective approach to your important business transaction.

Franchise Dispute Resolution

Unfortunately the reality of being in business is at some point you may be involved in a dispute whether as the franchisor or franchisee. A franchise lawyer at Nick Xenophon & Co. will be able to advise you in the resolution of any franchise dispute, including by way of negotiation, mediation or litigation and ensure minimal stress and disruption to you and your business. See our Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section for further information.

Buying a Franchise

The purchase of a franchise here in Adelaide can be more onerous with further issues to consider in addition to those involved in buying a traditional business (as outlined in our Starting-Up, Buying or Selling Your Business Section).

Here at Nick Xenophon & Co., our franchise lawyers can provide a range of services to assist you in purchasing and managing your franchise, including:

  • Review and advise your obligations under your Franchise Agreement and any additional documents.
  • Ensure the disclosure document provided to you complies with the Franchising Code of Conduct.
  • Advise you in relation to effective ownership structures.
  • Advise you in relation to any negotiations or disputes with the franchisor.
  • Ensure the franchisor’s procedures and requirements do not breach Trade Practices law.
  • Review and advise you on any lease, sublease or occupancy licences.
  • Advising you in relation to employment matters.

Free No-Obligation Consultation

Whether you are a franchisor or franchisee, or perhaps you are looking to buy, sell or set up franchises, by the very nature of simply being in business, chances are at some point you will need to seek legal advice.

To show you how we can provide practical, cost-effective solutions and add value to your franchise business here in Adelaide, Nick Xenophon & Co. is pleased to offer you a free no-obligation initial consultation with one of our experienced franchise lawyers.

Call us now to talk about your Franchise Business on a no obligation basis. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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For a lawyer in Adelaide that you can depend on, look no further than Nick Xenophon and Co. Lawyers. Our areas of expertise include personal injury and public liability claims, workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence claims, will preparation, business and commercial law, franchise law and commercial litigation.