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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

  • 12/06/2018

    “Franchise King” Robert Zarco Celebrates Firm’s 25th Anniversary With Grand Opening Of Sprawling New Office Author: Alejandra Tenorio
    Publication: Haute Living

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  • 12/06/2018

    H&R Block’s ‘no-poach’ hiring practices under fire from lawsuit, state investigation Author: Mark Davis
    Publication: The Kansas City Star

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