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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.



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  • 02/13/2019

    Pending Legal Nightmare Likely To Halt Franchise Growth, Making El Pollo Loco Uninvestible Author: The Friendly Bear
    Publication: Seeking Alpha

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  • 02/06/2019

    Papa John’s Makes Move to Recover the Sales Pie Lost to Controversy Author: Richard Lawson
    Publication: CoStar News

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