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As a full-service law firm, Hill Ward Henderson caters to the needs of clients spanning a broad range of industries and professions. With over 100 attorneys, the scope of practice areas we provide is vast, with much depth and “bench strength” among both transactional and litigation disciplines. 


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Hill Ward Henderson’s Corporate & Tax Group provides a number of franchise and distribution-related services for our clients:

  • Structuring and documenting franchise and distribution programs, including agreements and collateral documents
  • Advising companies on structuring business relationships that avoid regulation under state and federal franchise disclosure and business opportunity laws
  • Preparing disclosure documents, state registration of franchise offers, and counseling on compliance with all elements of disclosure regulation and franchise recruitment
  • Restructuring existing franchise and distribution relationships
  • Franchise conversion and “combination” or “co-branding” relationships
  • Franchise and dealership terminations and transfers and counseling on compliance with federal and state relationship regulation
  • Addressing relationship problems and advising on ways to enhance franchise and distribution relationships
  • Representing franchise and distribution companies in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution techniques
  • Advising clients regarding area development and master franchises, joint ventures, and negotiating related agreements
  • Advising new and existing franchisees in all aspects of their franchise relationship

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