Franchise Litigation

We Walk the Talk

Franchisor and supplier relationships are regulated more intensely and in more complex, far-reaching ways than just about any other commercial interaction. State laws are often contradictory, federal law on antitrust and pricing can trap the unwary, and cross-border business arrangements grow more complex daily. In this environment we understand the franchise business from all sides and are experienced in the legal intricacies of franchise law. We put that knowledge to use in assisting you with your franchise dispute.

We Mean Business

Commercial litigation requires outside counsel who are deeply committed to understanding your company’s business, its strategies, its industry and its regulatory environment. We understand your business and know how to balance legitimate business objectives and create a strategic litigation plan for you. We will help you bring a business solution to a case when possible but when litigation is inevitable, we’re fully prepared to go to trial. With an aggressive, results-oriented attitude, we are committed to meeting your business goals.

We Keep Good Company

We regularly handle litigation in Texas, California, New York and other states for a variety of franchise systems, including the following (among many others):

  • TGI Friday’s Inc.
  • Party City Corporation
  • Roly Poly Franchise Systems, LLC
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
  • Curves International, Inc.
  • ColorTyme, Inc.
  • Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group (for Holiday Inn)
  • Liberty Tax Services, Inc.
  • Outback Steakhouse International, L.P.
  • Passport Health, Inc.

Our Solutions Adjust to Meet Your Needs

We represent companies of all sizes and in diverse industries. We understand that bet-the-company litigation looks different to every size of organization, meaning that a one-size-fits-all approach to litigation does not exist. As skilled and creative trial lawyers, we have the experience and flexibility to provide you with quality representation on a cost-efficient basis.

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Deb Coldwell Serves as Co-Editor of ABA’s Franchise Litigation Handbook
August, 09 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Deb Coldwell has co-edited a new book for the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising, titled The Franchise Litigation Handbook, Second Edition. The handbook, which can be found here, provides a practical guide that analyzes each stage of a franchise dispute and offers strategies for gaining advantages at each phase of litigation. Franchise lawyers can us [...]