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Franchise Attorney Meeting Your Real Estate Needs in California and Beyond

Owning and operating a franchise may require you to lease, buy or sell real estate. These real estate transactions can be far more complex than buying or selling a home. There also are unique franchise issues you need to navigate. In short, franchisors and franchisees face distinct challenges when it comes to real estate, and these challenges can have a significant impact on your business’s success. California franchise and real estate lawyer Doug Luther has the knowledge and experience to protect your interests.

Transactional Real Estate Services

Proactive and forward-thinking, we help our clients avoid costly disputes by working with them in all aspects of the real estate process. Some of the services we provide are as follows:

In general, we help you understand the terms of your lease or purchase contract to fully understand the rights and obligations of all parties involved. Along the way, we can help you understand how your contract governs whatever particular situation you may encounter.

California Lease and Property Disputes For Franchisees and Franchisors

After the franchise agreement, a franchisee’s next major contractual relationship is typically with a landlord. In the case of a franchisee who purchases a property, it might be the relationship with the seller of the property. We have brought claims both against landlords and sellers in property disputes. As seasoned litigators, we are fully prepared to protect your business aggressively. We can help our clients navigate a broad spectrum of claims, including the following:

  • Rent disputes
  • The landlord’s failure to perform its obligations under the lease
  • Misrepresentations by a landlord or seller
  • Trespass and nuisance
  • Constitutional issues such as takings and equal protection claims
  • Zoning and land use issues, including eminent domain and condemnation

Unfortunately, some disputes are unavoidable and require the intervention of a court. Our goal is always to avoid costly litigation, but we are fully prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to protect your interests.

The Value of an Experienced Franchise and Real Estate Lawyer

The contractual relationship you have with the property owner is probably the second-most important relationship in the life of your franchise. Whether you are buying or leasing a commercial space for your franchise or understanding your rights and obligations according to your lease or purchase contract is vital to your future success.

In the excitement of starting a franchise, many franchisees fail to read the fine print and rely on what the landlord or the seller tells them the contract says. In other situations, franchisees find themselves giving in to unreasonable demands simply because they were caught off-guard and didn’t know where to turn. Franchisors too may run into issues with their company owned units.  

You need someone on your side who will protect your interests and help you succeed. At Luther Lanard, PC, we build long-term relationships with our clients. So whether you need someone to review your lease or respond to some other issue related to your franchise’s property, we are always a phone call or email away.

Work With an Experienced California Franchise and Real Estate Lawyer

If you need an experienced franchise and real estate attorney, contact Luther Lanard, PC, to schedule a consultation. Whether you are in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, or anywhere in the United States, we can help you get the results that matter.