Looking for help with the legal side of buying or running a franchise? Here are specialists to help you with franchise advice, franchise agreements, franchise contracts, franchise documentation, legal advice, business law, franchise structure, master franchise advice, licensing advice, intellectual property advice, franchise disclosure documents, dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, franchise law, franchise litigation, franchise start-ups.
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Stewart Germann Law Office | lawyers
Lawyers and Notary Public. Multi-award-winning specialist franchise law firm with over 35 years’ franchising and licensing experience.
Stewart Germann Law Office is the longest established franchise law firm in New Zealand. SGL provides legal advice to franchisors on structure and initial documentation and to franchisees on franchise agreements.
Brookfields Lawyers | lawyers
Expert franchise lawyers. Fixed price packages. Urgent advice is no problem.
Botting Legal | lawyers
Franchise and commercial law specialists. We provide practical legal advice in plain English for both franchisees and franchisors at very competitive rates.
Goodwin Turner Commercial Lawyers | lawyers
Goodwin Turner advise on all aspects of franchising including developing franchise systems, preparing franchise documents, reviewing franchise arrangements and advising on disputes and intellectual property protection.
Gaze Burt | lawyers
Lawyers providing full legal services for franchisors and franchisees including advice and documents relating to franchise development, franchise evaluation, risk management, transactional management and dispute resolution.
ASCO Legal | lawyers
New franchise system set-up, franchise agreements, disclosure documents, brand name, trademarks, IP, master licensing, import/export, leasing sale and purchase structure compliance, disputes.
MacDonald Lewis Law | lawyers
Expert franchise lawyers who specialise in fixed price packages for legal services.
Harmans Lawyers | lawyers
Comprehensive legal service for both franchisors and franchisees including franchise and disclosure documentation, employment, leases, terms of trade, dispute resolution and business structures.
Turner Hopkins | lawyers
A full service firm who can help you with all your legal needs. If you are a franchisor looking to develop a franchise system or a new franchisee looking to purchase a franchise business we can develop fixed price packages to suit your exact needs.
Lane Neave | lawyers
Lane Neave is a full service law firm with offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. We have a dedicated franchising team experienced in advising both franchisors and franchisees on all their legal requirements. Our clients include large nationwide franchisor chains through to individuals.
Botherway Legal | lawyers
Commercial law firm specialising in franchising and related law. We work with you to give you the best possible legal support in your franchised or licensed business. Justina Knox is our specialist franchise lawyer and also has experience dealing with disputes and the successful negotiation of franchise exits.
Tavendale & Partners | lawyers
We act for both franchisee and franchisor clients around the country, providing legal advice on all aspects of franchising from setting up a new franchise and drafting a full suite of franchise documents, to advising first time purchasers of a franchise business.
Carson Fox Bradley | lawyers
Carson Fox Bradley is a compact Auckland law firm. All 3 directors have significant experience in franchising. Chris Bradley is author of the ADLS standard franchise agreement. Matt Carson has completed an MBA thesis in franchising. We act for many national franchise systems.
Duncan Cotterill | lawyers
Duncan Cotterill is an enterprising full service law firm with offices in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. We have expertise in specialist franchising, distribution and licensing in the retail, intellectual property, network growth and international expansion sectors.
Simpson Grierson | lawyers
Specialists in franchise systems including structuring, documentation, human resources, property, taxation and transactions.
Deirdre Watson - Barrister | lawyers
25 years’ experience in litigation, disputes and court cases. Mediation franchise dispute specialist.
Sarah Pilcher The Franchise Lawyer | lawyers
Over 15 years’ experience in franchising providing focused, cost-effective legal advice, plain English documents and commercially relevant solutions.
Kensington Swan | lawyers
Commercial legal advice for franchising and purchase. We also assist with IP and dispute resolution.
Stace Hammond | lawyers
Stace Hammond is a business law firm with offices in Hamilton and Auckland.
Harris Tate | lawyers
The Bay of Plenty’s leading franchise lawyers, specialising in all aspects of franchising and business advice including dispute resolution. Advisors to franchisees and franchisors locally and nationally. Full commercial and property service.
Govett Quilliam The Lawyers | lawyers
New franchise creation, franchise makeovers, problem solving for franchisees and franchisors, IP law and protections, advice on how to make money from IP via licensing, succession advice for franchise exits, advisor to intended immigrants seeking franchise businesses www.visaconnect.nz. Specialist in franchise networks and collaboration.
Gibson Sheat Lawyers | lawyers
Comprehensive legal advice for franchisors and franchisees. All franchise documentation. We’ll sort out issues at the outset, before they become problems. If things have already turned pear-shaped our mediation and franchise dispute specialists can assist.
Jackson Russell Lawyers | lawyers
Your business needs specialist franchising advice and an experienced legal team that covers all areas of business law. Jackson Russell is a full service law firm that will get to know your business, tailor advice to your business objectives and guide you through the process.
Izard Weston | lawyers
Wellington and lower North Island experts in the specialised field of franchising and licensing. We are practical, personable and professional.
Baldwins | lawyers
A patent attorney firm and associated law firm offering intellectual property services including patents, trade marks, copyright and registered designs. We help our clients achieve and maintain a commercial advantage in the marketplace by protecting, developing, commercialising and enforcing their intellectual property assets.
Lawyer specialising in commercial, franchise, property and immigration law.
Legal advice on branding. New Zealand IP law firm of the year at Law Awards 2009.
Franchising and commercial legal advice including purchase, structuring and establishment.
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