The tools, skills and experience needed when disputes arise.

We leverage the firm’s franchise acumen and experience to design and implement dispute resolution strategies tailored specifically to franchise brands.  Our litigators represent clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country, and in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation.  But we measure our success as much by the costly and distracting disputes we help clients avoid as by the victories we achieve.  Our number one objective is always to help our clients get back to the business of running their businesses.

Among other matters, our litigators:

  • Protect intellectual property rights, including know-how, trademarks, trade secrets and proprietary or confidential information;
  • Assist franchise brands to enforce system standards;
  • Develop and implement document retention and destruction policies, and compliance with document preservation requirements both before and during litigation;
  • Draft effective dispute resolution provisions for agreements;
  • Represent clients in class action, mass action, consolidated, multi-forum, multi-party and other complex commercial litigation;
  • Conduct corporate and internal investigations; and
  • Represent clients before state and federal investigatory and regulatory agencies in connection with inquiries, investigations and enforcement actions.

Our litigators also work seamlessly with our transactional and corporate groups to ensure that clients’ agreements and disclosures reflect the latest trends and developments to optimize our clients’ position in the event disputes arise.


We celebrate every team member’s birthday – but the birthday person decides if there will be any celebratory singing (yes, we have some anti-singers in the group).