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    Not sure where to start? The franchise attorneys at Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes can review your business plan and provide legal guidance based on your current situation and your long term goals.

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Franchise Attorneys

MULtiple options to expand your franchise system

At Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, we understand the desire to expand a franchised business. That is why we take the time to understand your system, your growth strategy, your growth goals, and objectives in designing your franchise growth strategy.

Your franchised business has many options for expansion into new markets. Whether your development goals are best achieved by selling single unit franchises, area development agreements, or area representative agreements, we will help you design the best development program for your system. They may seem to blend together, but we will help you by identifying your needs.

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Area Development options for franchisers
Single Unit Franchise Agreements
Circumstances
  • Franchisor enters into agreement for a frachisee to open one franchise unit in a limited geographic territory
  • Franchisee represents brand in that limited area
  • Franchisee operates system at that one location
Benefits
  • Franchisor controls development in market
  • Franchisee capital requirements lower
  • Easier sales process
  • Training more streamlined
  • Franchisor has opportunity to watch franchisee operate system
Area Development Agreement
Circumstances
  • Franchisor enters into agreement for a frachisee to open one franchise unit in a limited geographic territory
  • Franchisee represents brand in that limited area
  • Franchisee operates system at that one location
Benefits
  • Franchisor controls development in market
  • Franchisee capital requirements lower
  • Easier sales process
  • Training more streamlined
  • Franchisor has opportunity to watch franchisee operate system
Area Representative
Circumstances
  • Franchisor enters into agreement for a frachisee to open one franchise unit in a limited geographic territory
  • Franchisee represents brand in that limited area
  • Franchisee operates system at that one location
Benefits
  • Franchisor controls development in market
  • Franchisee capital requirements lower
  • Easier sales process
  • Training more streamlined
  • Franchisor has opportunity to watch franchisee operate system
What Our Franchise Clients Are Saying
"Trustworthy, experienced, protective, and insightful are words I would use to describe Mr. Burzych and his law practice. Mr. Burzych was instrumental in helping us at BD's Mongolian Grill to develop and grow our franchise business. I highly recommend Mr. Burzych for all franchise and general business-related matters."
Franchise Clients
  • AppleTree & Gilden Woods
  • Menna's Joint
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Big Boy
  • Menna's Joint
  • Brann's Steakhouse

We currently provide a wide range of clients the services of a business attorney focused in franchise law. Some of our current franchise clients include:

  • Big Boy
  • Pimento's Café & Market
  • Menna's Joint
  • Appletree Learning Center
  • Neehee's
  • El Azteco
  • Auto-Lab
  • Brann's Steakhouse & Grille
  • Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool
  • SWAT Environmental
  • Aubree's Pizzeria
  • Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers
  • Pump House Frozen Yogurt
  • Barwis Methods
  • Pure Green Lawn and Tree Professionals
  • Holiday Deli & Ham Co.
Service Areas
  • Bay City
  • Detroit
  • Ann Arbor
  • Lansing
  • Jackson
  • Grand Rapids
  • Traverse City
  • Marquette
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