Fox Rothschild LLP

About Fox Rothschild, LLP




Let Fox Rothschild — with teams of attorneys dedicated to both franchise law and the representation of professional athletes — help you rewrite your playbook for success.

With more than 600 attorneys, including more than 25 focused on franchise law, we have your bases covered.  Our attorneys have advised hundreds of franchise businesses at all stages of development, across the United States and internationally.  The depth of our team is significant, including lawyers recognized by the IFA as Certified Franchise Executives and who serve on the PAFI Certified Athlete Franchise Committee and on the IFA’s Women’s Franchise Committee. We provide valuable information to franchisors and athletes through the Franchise Law Update blog, which highlights not only the regulatory aspects of franchising but also diverse topics such as business finance, employment, litigation and the protection of intellectual property through trademarks and copyrights.


*Development and roll-out of numerous regional and national franchise systems, including regulatory matters, drafting the Franchise Disclosure Document, financing and structuring of the franchisor and affiliated entities, counseling the franchisor on effective strategies to employ within the franchise system and intellectual property issues.

*Representation of franchisees, including master franchisees and area developers, in setting up their business, negotiation of agreements and financing matters.

*Representation of franchised businesses in a wide variety of litigation matters including the protection of intellectual property and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

*Offer our franchise clients access to an extensive network of business-building contacts – ranging from professionals in early stage financing, accounting and operational systems to exit strategies – to assist clients with start up, expansion or just additional help along the way.


For Franchisors, our attorneys:

*Prepare complex franchise disclosure documents and related agreements

*Assist with all aspects of operations, including leasing, employment and regulatory approval

*Position your franchise for expansion opportunities

*Protect intellectual property and other assets essential to brands and operations

*Offer a specific range of cost-effective legal services and tailored innovations for franchisors under 21 units


For Athletes, our attorneys:

*Help you set up your business including providing assistance with negotiation of agreements and financing matters

*Offer insight and deliver one-stop business counseling to help operations expand

*Offer access to an extensive network of business-building contacts – whether in finance, accounting, operational systems or experienced franchise executives – to support the start of your business through its expansion and potential exit