Telephone: 0800 4FMLAW
+64 9 915 2401

Franchising

Fortune Manning has experienced franchise lawyers who can assist both franchisors and franchisees with all their legal needs.

We can assist Franchisees with:
  • The purchase or sale of a franchise business including drafting Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Understanding their obligations under the franchise agreement
  • Reviewing lease documentation
  • Any disputes with a franchisor
  • Business structures and succession planning
  • Establishment of trusts
  • The review and settlement of funding documentation
  • Obligations under the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992
We have established Fixed Price Packages which cover everything that is typically involved in the sale or purchase of a franchise.  For more information about these packages contact us.

Go to our Publications for Franchisees

We can assist Franchisors with:
  • Legal aspects of franchising their business
  • Drafting franchise agreements and other franchise documentation
  • The purchase and sale of a franchisee's business – ensuring all requirements under the franchise agreement are met
  • Leasing structures; e.g. subleases and leases
  • The legal aspects of the sale of a new franchise
  • Negotiation of tripartite agreements with funders
  • Enforcement of the franchisor's rights under the franchise agreement – drafting breach and termination notices
  • Any disputes with their franchisees
  • Drafting terms of trade and supply documentation
  • Business structures and succession planning
  • Drafting licence agreements
  • Protection of intellectual property – providing advice on whether a mark can become a registered trademark, drafting applications for trademarks and drafting trademark licences
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Exporting and importing franchise systems from overseas jurisdictions
  • Legal compliance e.g. Fair Trading Act 1986 and Commerce Act 1986 etc
  • Document management
Fixed Price Legal Services Packages

Franchisors will agree that it is important that franchisees receive high quality legal advice prior to entering into a franchise agreement but often have to deal with complaints from franchisees about unexpectedly large legal bills. 

With this in mind, we can tailor Fixed Price Legal Services Packages especially for their franchisees.  If a Franchisor wants us to be available to provide its franchisees with Fixed Price Legal Services for to the purchase and sale of a franchise then we will get to know their system and documentation before receiving any instructions.  And this is all done at absolutely no charge to the franchisor.  This will mean that when we receive our first instruction from a franchisee, we will be in a great position to provide efficient, quality legal advice.  

If you are interested in Fortune Manning tailoring fixed price packages for legal services for your franchisees please contact us to find out more.

Go to our Publications for Franchisors
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Contact

Sue Brown
Associate
DDI: (+64 9) 915 2969
E:sue.brown@fortunemanning.co.nz

 

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