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Lewitt Hackman

Posted on Date: Mar 26, 2014



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Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan is a full-service Los Angeles law firm for businesses and individuals.

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*Certified Specialist Franchise & Distribution Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Los Angeles based Lewitt Hackman provides full service representation to franchisees, area franchisees, distributors, dealers and others involved in franchise relationships.

A franchisee is entitled to protection under the franchise laws.  Before a franchisor is legally permitted to offer or sell a franchise in the U. S., the franchisor must comply with the disclosure requirements of the Federal Trade Commission and registration and disclosure laws of a number of states, typically states where franchisees are located, and often including the state the franchisor sells from, and states the franchisor sells into.

Lewitt Hackman attorneys review and consult on Franchise Disclosure Documents and franchise agreements. The firm’s practice includes other steps in the franchise process – counseling in ongoing relationships with franchisors, manufacturers and suppliers, termination, expiration and post-term issues, freedom from restrictions on competition, and resolving disputes.

The firm's Franchise & Distribution Practice Group Attorneys also have extensive experience in:

  • Negotiating, Drafting & Defending Claims Under Franchise Agreements
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Defending Government Inquiries and Investigations
  • Trademark and Trade Secret Protection

Lewitt Hackman's Franchise Practice Group is experienced in wide-ranging, global industries. Our Franchise Clients include:

  • Full, and Quick Service Restaurants
  • Retailers
  • Industrial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Home Improvement
  • Insurance
  • Automotive
  • Real Estate
  • Domestic and Industrial Cleaning
  • School and After-School Enrichment, Advanced Learning and Tutoring
  • Youth Sports
  • Pet Services

Lewitt Hackman attorneys serve on federal and state franchise law committees – including the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, International Franchise Association and State Bar of California Franchise Law Committee. Three are Certified Specialists in Franchise & Distribution Law, designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

The firm's attorneys also provide expert testimony in litigated franchise law disputes, and are frequent speakers and authors on intellectual property, licensing, distribution, mergers & acquisitions, and other franchise-related law topics, including beer distribution law.


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