Kenneth F. Darrow, P.A.
Towers Of Dadeland
8440 South Dixie Highway #901
Miami, Florida 33143
Telephone - 305 670-8200
Fax - 305 677-2619
ran·chise (fran'chiz')
The term franchise refers to a type of business in which an entity or an individual receives a license to conduct a commercial enterprise. Franchises enable a franchisee to market a well-known product or service in return for an initial fee and an on-going payment. The franchisor usually provides assistance with management, merchandising and advertising. Major franchise networks, which have grown rapidly in the United States since the 1960s, include fast-food restaurants, gasoline stations, motels, automobile dealerships, and real-estate agencies, with the concept expanding into many other fields

Franchisor Representation – We provide all of the legal services necessary for you to begin and maintain your franchising efforts. We draft Franchise Disclosure Documents, Franchise Agreements, Area Development Agreements, Subfranchise Agreements and many types of associated agreements and documents. We handle state registrations and renewals. If you are interested in international expansion, we can assist you. We provide continuing services as you grow.
Franchisee Representation – We can help you evaluate the Franchise Disclosure Documents and Franchise Agreement. We can assist with negotiations with the franchisor. If you decide to make a franchise purchase, we can help you with legal entity formation, buy-sell agreements between the principals and lease negotiations.

Entity Selection and Formation – We assist in your choice of entity, based upon an evaluation of your needs and goals.

Distributorships - We provide legal services necessary to create distributorship/dealership arrangements that do not violate franchise and business opportunity laws.

Licensing – We provide legal services to properly structure license agreements, so that they do not inadvertently become franchises or business opportunities.

Business Matters – We provide a full range of legal services to businesses and their owners, from inception to sale.

Expert Witness – Kenneth F. Darrow serves as an expert witness in franchise litigation matters, based on his over 30 years experience in the field of franchising.

Real Estate – We represent buyers and sellers and lessors and lessees of both residential and commercial real estate.

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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