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Franchise, Licensing & Distribution

ZESB counsels its franchisee clients on all aspects of franchising, licensing, and distribution law. The firm’s vast knowledge and exceptional experience allows us to give franchisees practical advice and realistic solutions for every business challenge. We are also experienced courtroom advocates and have achieved significant victories for franchisees in litigation and arbitration.

ZESB has established a reputation as one of the nation’s few law firms dedicated to representing the rights and interests of franchisees.

ZESB provides services to clients in all matters relating to:

  • Becoming a franchisee and evaluating a franchise opportunity;
  • Structuring a new franchise, including partnership, shareholder, and operating agreements;
  • Reviewing disclosure documents;
  • Leases, confidentiality agreements, construction agreements and other ancillary agreements;
  • Renewing existing franchise agreements;
  • Franchise sales and transfers;
  • Contract enforcement and termination issues;
  • Franchise system exit strategies;
  • Setting up franchisee associations;
  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation of franchise disputes.



   ZESB in The News

  • 09/21/2017

    ‘Answers sought, answers denied’ as Tim Hortons/RBI union sours Author: Beth Ewen
    Publication: Franchise Times

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  • 06/26/2017

    Tim Hortons Franchisee Row Moves South of the Border Author: Marina Strauss
    Publication: The Globe and Mail

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   Upcoming Events

  • October 18-20, 2017

    ABA 40th Annual Forum on Franchising

    Location: Palm Dessert, CA

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  • Oct. 25-26, 2017

    2017 CFA Day Forum

    Location: Washington, D.C.

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