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Accomplishing Your OBJECTIVES Through Negotiation or Litigation

We can assist you whether you are starting a franchise, are expanding, or in a dispute. If you need a legal review of a franchise, business, or real estate transaction or someone to prepare or negotiate the related agreements, we can help you. If you’re in dispute, we will negotiate, litigate and, if necessary, take a matter to trial to achieve your objectives.

As a former general counsel for a franchisor, we understand how franchisors approach these issues, which gives us an advantage in advocating on your behalf. Problems get resolved faster when all parties speak the same language and understand each other’s point of view. And if the other side is unreasonable, we will be ready to take the matter to court.

We have represented everyone from billionaires to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Let us take care of your legal issues so you can focus on running your business.

“We are passionate about representing franchisees—we believe franchising can be the American dream if you have the right lawyer on your side.”

What Our Clients Say

You have a brilliant legal mind, keen business instincts, incredible emotional intelligence, true professional decorum, and a sunny disposition…. You are the whole package my friend. We are truly lucky to have you.

Jared T.

Meet
Doug Luther

  • Former franchisor general counsel
  • Verdicts, pre-trial judgments, and settlements amounting to more than $20 million
  • Undefeated at trials and arbitrations first or second chaired
  • Multiple state supreme court decisions unanimously in the clients’ favor
  • Former Chair of the California Lawyers Association’s Franchise Law Committee
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Franchise Times Legal Eagle
  • Past Speaker at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising
  • Published by the Franchise Law Journal
  • Co-author of the California chapter of the Third Edition of the American Bar Association’s Franchise Deskbook.
  • Worked at Global 100 firm Sheppard Mullin and litigation powerhouse Glaser Weil
  • UCLA Law – Business Law and Policy Specialization

Franchise Law Insights

News Releases And Blog Articles

Doug Luther Speaks at the American Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising

Luther Firm, PC is pleased to announce that founder Doug Luther spoke at the American Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising, Franchising in Focus @ Home on October 27-30, 2020....

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Does a Franchisor’s Right of First Refusal Have to Encompass the Entirety of the Franchisee’s Business?

Franchisors often include a right of first refusal in franchise agreements to allow them the opportunity to buy a franchise that is being sold. How must that right be exercised and how much of the...

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You Have to Show You’re a Franchisee Before the California Franchise Relations Act Will Override a Forum Selection Clause

Where you have to litigate a case can have large ramifications on the likelihood of success. The contractual clause often at issue is called a forum selection clause. Forum selection clauses can often...

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The Federal Arbitration Act Cannot Preempt the California Franchise Relations Act if the Arbitration Provision Is Not Enforceable

California protects in-state franchisees from the expense, inconvenience, and possible prejudice of having to litigate outside of California. Although forum selection clauses are presumptively valid,...

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