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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

  • 09/27/2016

    Hyundai Motor Company Sued Publication: PR Newswire

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  • 09/26/2016

    Law firm inks $18M lease at One Biscayne in downtown Miami Author: Katherine Kallergis
    Publication: The Real Deal

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   Upcoming Events

  • November 2-4, 2016

    ABA 39th Annual Forum on Franchising

    Location: Fountainbleau, Miami Beach, FL

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  • April 30 - May 6, 2016

    Emory University School of Law’s Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program

    Location: Emory University, School of Law

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