CORPORATE FORMATIONS

The law firm of Scott Phillip Weber, PA helps franchise, business opportunity and licensing industry clients build and grow their business.   Scott works closely with our clients to help them establish and seek funding for their enterprises.

 

The law firm of Scott Phillip Weber, PA is dedicated to providing you cost effective, and innovative Franchise Legal Solutions.  Scott is experienced in a broad range of transactions related to the franchise, business opportunities, licensing and distributorships.

 

He has served as primary counsel or franchise advisory counsel in transactions involving;

Mergers or Acquisitions

Capital Raises, using Private or Public Offerings

Management Buy-outs, and Management Buy-Ins

Working with Private Equity Groups, and Lenders

Operating Agreements, By Laws, Subscription Agreements, Membership Agreements and the like.

 

Scott has represented clients with domestic and international transactions, over a wide range of countries, and for a variety of needs. Scott employs a “Franchise Legal Team” approach of cooperating with a wide range of other law firms, accountants and advisors to assist you with a comprehensive and responsive team of professionals capable of handling even the most complex transactions.

 

The law firm of Scott Phillip Weber, PA can assist by helping you chose the right entity form for your enterprise:

Limited Liability Companies

S-CorporationsC-Corporations

Partnerships

 

Don’t rely on some on-line service or book to provide you a “form.”  How you structure your enterprise now can have a big impacts later:  These include, for example:

Taxes

Terms of Operating Agreements, B-Laws or Partnership Agreements

Sales of interests

Buy-Sell provisions

Transfer restrictions;Preferential rates of return

Raising private capital

Public offerings.

LEASES

If your franchise, business opportunity or licensed business requires space, your lease will be critical to your cost structure.  Far too often franchisees and franchisors fail to give adequate attention to their leases.  Some problems with not doing so include having lease terms that are inconsistent with the following kind of System Standards required by the franchisor:

Hours of Operation

Signage Requirements

Renewal Rights

Upkeep Requirements and Responsibilities

Use of Common Areas

Parking

Ability of the Landlord to Terminate or Interrupt Operations for Renovation

Limitations on Offering Additional Services from the Site

Termination Rights and Rights to Collateral Assignment by the Franchisor

 

Scott helps franchisors review lease agreements and assist them with guiding their franchisees in negotiations with franchisors. And, for franchisee clients, he actively assists with lease negotiations to ensure consistency with the relevant franchise, distribution or business opportunity agreements.

FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AND FDD REVIEW

Are you thinking about becoming your own boss? Ever thought you could be a great entrepreneur, but just needed a little assistance? Have you found a great franchise business and now need assistance with reviewing the franchise disclosure document and franchise agreement? If so, we can help.

 

While the bulk of our practice focuses on representing franchisors, Scott represents certain individual unit franchisees, as well as many multi-unit franchise operators. His experience both representing franchisors and franchisees can be put to use for you. Scott can provide honest, reasoned and experienced advice in connection with what can and cannot be negotiated in connection with a franchise sale.  He can help point out the pitfalls of a particular franchisor’s offering, or franchising in general.

 

Buying a franchise is a long-term financial commitment. But, in addition to the financial commitment involved, the franchise purchase is a commitment of your effort and energy over a long period of time. Don’t make the mistake of jumping into this relationship without sound legal advice that is practical and responsive and provided by knowledgeable attorneys.

 

The law firm of Scott Phillip Weber, PA can offer franchise agreement and FDD review services on both an hourly and flat fee basis. In most instances, Scott can conduct the review in one to three business days and provide you the advice you need to have comfort and confidence in your franchise purchasing decision.

 

NEGOTIATIONS

Franchise, business opportunity, distribution and licensing programs of all kinds require legal counsel with sound negotiation skills and judgment.  Scott’s experience in a wide range of issues, and in dealing with complex disputes enables him to guide clients and evaluate among choices during negotiations.  For a reasoned but aggressive negotiator, call Scott.

LEAVING THE SYSTEM

Are your franchisees breaking away?  Are you a franchisee looking to re-flag and leave the system?  Are you dealing with a failing franchise model?  Tough economic times require tough decisions, but only after understanding the consequences.

DISPUTES

Franchisors:  Do you need help enforcing your Franchise Agreement?  Scott has experience with litigation, arbitration and mediation of franchise disputes.  He is aggressive, knowledgeable and can help you resolve disputes in a cost-effective and practical manner.  Through the years he has helped franchisors obtain:

 

Temporary Restraining Orders

Preliminary and Permanent Injunctive Relief

Lost Future Profits/Future Royalties

Unpaid Past-Due Royalties

Consequential Damages

Attorneys’ Fees.

Scott has experience dealing with single and multiple franchisee break aways, coordinated efforts to undermine the franchise system, termination, abandonment, failure to comply with system standards and the like.   If you need assistance, call the law firm of Scott Phillip Weber, PA today at (813)337-6650, or e-mail

 

Franchisees: Are you looking to part ways with your Franchisor?  Were you misled in the purchase of your franchise?  You may have the ability to leave the franchise system, or receive compensation.  But, if you delay, your claims could be time barred.

 

While this firm primarily represents franchisors, Scott will handle select franchisee litigation.  Call Scott for a private confidential consultation.

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FRANCHISE LRGAL SOLUTIONS

26 New Mandate St, New York

NY, 10001

+1 (312) 555-2500

contact@mandatesolutions.com

© 2018 Scott Phillip Weber PA | All Rights Reserved.
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FRANCHISE LRGAL SOLUTIONS
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FRANCHISE LRGAL SOLUTIONS