Practice Area

Franchise Disputes

Franchisee-Franchiser Law Attorney Serving New Jersey

Franchising poses significant risks and potential benefits to the entrepreneurs who invest in a franchise and those who own the franchise.

Through my legal practice at the Law Office of John A. Fialcowitz, LLC, I represent the interests of clients throughout New Jersey who are parties to franchise agreements. I help my clients to resolve franchise disputes, while protecting their interests and advancing their goals.

Examples of situations in which I provide useful representation:

  • A hotel franchisor claims that its franchisee has breached the franchise agreement by failing to pay franchise fees or terminating a franchise agreement early.
  • Outside contractors and vendors have wrongfully sued a restaurant franchisee over such issues as construction services and restaurant supplies, jeopardizing the franchisee's standing with its franchiser.
  • A retail clothing franchiser seeks to terminate the franchise or refuses franchise renewal, without good cause.
  • A business operator infringes on a franchiser's trade name, trademark, service mark or other characteristic without purchasing a franchise.

Understanding Franchiser And Franchisee Concerns

If you are a franchisee, you may have been served with a lawsuit over a purported breach of your franchise agreement. You may be worried that you will lose your franchise and be held liable for personal guarantees, loans and other obligations.

If you are a franchiser, you may be concerned that a franchisee is cheating you out of money that you could have made if the terms of the agreement were obeyed.

You Can Count On My Experience

Whatever your involvement in a franchise dispute, you can count on my 20-plus years of experience to come through for you. I am highly familiar with New Jersey franchise laws - including the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act - and how franchise disputes are handled in the courts.

I prepare by understanding the contracts and determine potential defenses as early as possible, then developing strategies based on my knowledge and experience in New Jersey courtrooms. I do everything in my power to protect my clients' interests and advance their goals.

Strong Representation In Court And In Negotiations

Whether you are a franchisee who needs a strong defense in the face of a breach of franchise agreement lawsuit, or a franchiser who needs to enforce the terms of a franchise contract, I can represent you. Depending on your needs and circumstances, I can represent you in litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

To discuss your concerns and options in a free consultation with a lawyer, contact me at the Law Office of John A. Fialcowitz, LLC, in Morristown, New Jersey. You may call me directly at 973-813-7227.