Franchise Law

Our team of strategists and attorneys has over 50 years combined experience as business owners, franchisors, franchisees, franchise consultants as well as lawyers.  Our strategists use that experience to help create and successfully manage franchise systems as well as help entrepreneurs start their own franchise.  Shelton Law & Associates works with franchise systems of all sizes from startup franchisors to well established Domestic and International brands.  Our strategists also provide counsel to franchisees to help them understand their legal rights, duties, and obligations in the franchise agreement as well as how to work with the franchisor to achieve the most favorable relationship possible. Our firm provides our services all for a flat fee.

Here is a list of just some of our franchise services our law firm provides:

Franchisor – Features and Benefits
Franchisee – Features and Benefits
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents for startup and existing franchisors
  • Reviewing and explaining the terms of the franchise agreement
  • Franchise Annual and Quarterly Updates to maintain state and federal compliance
  • Technical comparison of the franchise to competitors to assist with your evaluation
  • Draft and file State Registrations, business opportunity exemptions, and Renewals
  • Negotiating the terms of the franchise agreement, with your exit plan in mind
  • Develop, Draft and File your Goodwill Protection Plan through Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents – earning your broader protection than those online Trademark companies
  • Assisting with transfers, terminations, and non-renewals


  • Negotiate with vendors to improve your Profit & Loss and your Franchisee’s bottom line
  • Creating LLCs and Corporations
  • Relationship building with franchisees, franchise counsels, and cooperatives
  • Reviewing and negotiating leases
  • Provide counsel related to U.S. and International expansion
  • Drafting employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Plug your system in to the Shelton Law & Associates discounted vendor network of services –


  • We’ve been Franchisors – we know what you need sometimes before you do – so we create discounted avenues for those services and products for you
  • Drafting Non-compete & Non-disclosure agreements for your business
  • Create networking connections with those who can help your franchise system expand
  • 401k Rollovers
  • Assist with co-branding efforts for faster expansion and multi-unit sales experience
  • IRA Rollovers

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