The franchisor-Franchisee relationship can be very complex and involves many facets. Like in any kind of relationship, sometimes one side or another could become disappointed. In some instances, a lawsuit occurs. Sometimes a lawsuit is needed, other times disputes can be solved without litigation. 

If you as a franchisor or franchisee feel you main have a legal claim. You don’t need to get into a litigation process.

In arbitration, a third-party arbitrator hears your claim. The arbitrator’s decision is generally considered final and binding. The arbitrator has to listen to both sides, evaluating evidence, making a decision that seeks to achieve fairness and often providing a written explanation. Arbitration is generally much more informal compared to going to court.

On the other hand, Mediation involves the use of neutral, third-party mediators. The mediator meets with the parties and their respective lawyers, serving as a facilitator for discussion and negotiation to resolve the dispute. With a meditator, no decision is imposed on any party involved, and no one is forced to accept any particular outcome.

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The second most important document in the franchise relationship to the Franchise Disclosure Document is a franchisee’s commercial lease. We serve as approved commercial leasing counsel to numerous franchise companies which trust our firm with reviewing and negotiating their franchisees’ leases in a cost-effective, timely manner based on criteria approved by the franchisor. We regularly review commercial leases and deal with landlords across the country.

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