Business Law Associates, LLC
Focus, Dedication and Determination

Business Law Associates, LLC

1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400

Rockville, MD 20852

TEL (301) 998-6153

FAX (301) 778-7208

Please call us for a complementary, no-obligation initial consultation.  We have locations in Rockville, Bethesda, and the District of Columbia.

We invite you to visit Diamond Hill Realty or call (301) 998-6155 for all your commercial and residential brokerage service needs.

With over a decade of experience as a multi-unit franchisee, developer, and operator with Burger King Corporation, and having handled matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, our principal attorney has unique expertise in handling franchise law disputes on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees in the hotel, restaurant, and service industries.  We work closely with our clients in advising them how to avoid potential pitfalls in a franchisor-franchisee relationship.  We handle matters arising from the federal and state statutes that protect franchisees, distributors, and dealers in general, as well as franchisees in specific industries.

We assist clients with a variety of franchise law issues including:

  • Franchise Dispute Litigation  (Encroachment/Cannibalization, Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Fraud in the Inducement, Fraudulent Concealment, and Breach of Contract)
  • Franchise Purchase Due Diligence
  • Franchise Feasibility Evaluation
  • Franchise System Development and Consulting
  • Franchise State Registration (UFOC, FDD and/or State Specific Disclosures Drafting) and Registration Exemption
  • Franchise Agreements Drafting and Review
  • Multi-Unit/Area Development Agreements
  • Leases (Franchisor-direct or Third Party Lease Negotiation and Review)
  • Unlawful Franchise Agreement Termination
  • Franchise Law Compliance (Franchisor)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Representation
  • Suppliers Contract Negotiation
  • Co-Branding Agreements
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