Litigation and Dispute Resolution RepresentationWe have represented or assisted with representing numerous franchisors and franchisees in litigation, arbitration and mediation with their franchisees/franchisors. A substantial number of our clients have been franchisees, including franchises operating in industries such as automotive services, auto rental, child day care, hotels and motels, and restaurants.
Most of these cases, for both franchisees and franchisors, have included claims of fraud or misrepresentation in violation of the Maryland Franchise Registration and Disclosure Law, the FTC Franchise Rule, or other state franchise sales laws. Some cases have included claims of wrongful termination of the franchise and/or violation of antitrust laws with regard to required purchases by franchisees. Our franchising lawyers have experience with disputes concerning franchise sales and relationships, construction defects, securities law, antitrust law and other commercial disputes.