National Leading Franchise Law and Commercial Litigation Business Law Firm
Powerhouse Trial Lawyers and Dominant Problem-Solvers in Complex Business Disputes and Transactions
National Leader In Franchise Law
Our firm, Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A., has established a stellar reputation as one of the nation’s few leading law firms dedicated to representing the rights and interests of franchisees. We understand that franchisees’ legal concerns can be especially complex and that managing those legal concerns can be key in maintaining a franchise’s success. From our office in Miami, our very experienced attorneys serve the needs of clients nationwide and overseas.
We Can Help With Any Franchise Issue
Many different rules and regulatory bodies govern franchise law. In simple terms, these laws are a combination of both federal and state rules that govern the registration of franchises, the relationship between franchisers and franchisees, as well as the offer and sale of franchises. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) oversees all aspects. From negotiations to deals and contracts, we can provide you with all the information you need.
We provide services to commercial clients with a variety of legal resolutions to business disputes and transactions. Our extensive experience includes:
- Becoming a franchisee and evaluating a franchise opportunity
- Structuring a new franchise, including partnership, shareholder and operating agreements
- Reviewing franchise disclosure documents (FDDs)
- Litigating, arbitrating and mediating franchise disputes
- Protection of exclusive territories against encroachment
- Drafting leases, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, construction agreements and other ancillary agreements
- Renewing existing franchise agreements
- Facilitating franchise sales and transfers, and system exit strategies
- Establishing franchisee associations
Our attorneys have decades of experience, and have helped franchisees navigate legal landscapes and operate their businesses effectively.
Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers
Our attorneys have won precedent-setting landmark cases against the largest franchisors. We’ve represented some of the largest franchisee associations in the nation on franchisor/franchisee disputes.
Our legal team remains dedicated to franchisees and defending their best interests. Contact our team for help with:
- Protection of exclusive territories and encroachment
- Breaches of contract claims
- Unfair and deceptive trade practices by the franchisor
- Negligence and/or fraud by the franchisor
- Tortuous interference with the business relationship
- Insurance litigation and disputes, including business interruption, and other loss of income and damages
With over 30 years of experience, we are well-versed in fighting back against the largest franchisors and obtaining favorable results.
Advocating For Franchisees
We counsel our franchisee clients on all aspects of franchising, licensing, dealership and distribution law. Our vast knowledge in business/commercial law and exceptional experience of over 30 years allow us to give franchisees creative, yet practical, advice and realistic solutions for every business challenge. We’ve done everything from helping franchisees push back against illegal encroachment issues and forced marketing programs to representing the interests of franchisee associations.
Like all aspects of our lives, businesses are not immune to problems. When disputes arise, you need an attorney who understands and has real experience in the law. We are aggressive and strategic courtroom trial advocates with significant victories achieved for franchisees through litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Dedicated To Protecting You
Our attorneys are focused on providing our clients with competent and, when necessary, aggressive legal representation they need to protect and enforce their rights and maintain their businesses. Although we are always strategic and well-balanced in how we approach dispute resolution, we are aggressive courtroom and trial advocates with significant victories achieved for franchisees in litigation, arbitration and mediation.
We have clients from all over the world, and we are committed to providing accessible service to each of our clients. From answering frequently asked questions about franchising to constantly communicating specific information crucial to their daily business operations, we, at Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, are always putting our clients first and dedicated to representing our clients’ best interests.
Connect With Us For Your Franchise Law Needs
Whether you are drawing up legal documentation or facing a commercial dispute, we are prepared to defend your business and livelihood now, and equip your business for a secure financial future and strong operational foundation. We help franchisees level the playing field against franchisors in disputes, providing an affordable key to the courthouse when necessary.
“Zarco kept a packed-room audience of 220 Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association (HADA) members and guests spellbound for his 1 1/2-hour remarks on franchise law. ‘He spoke in terms everyone could understand,’ said Sky Stewart, guest of husband Tom Stewart, who works with a HADA associate member firm. ‘He brought 36 pages of law to life,’ and another in the audience – a TV station manager and a HADA associate member … How was he able to hold a big diverse audience like that for nearly two hours? The answer was in his ability to simplify complex legal matters so that people are able to easily understand all of their rights under Hawaii’s laws.”
– Review of Robert Zarco’s remarks to the HADA, 2014