Franchise and Distribution
Bryan Cave has a world-class reputation as a firm of choice for franchisors. We have more California Board Certified franchise specialists than any other law firm. Our group has developed a strong, cohesive practice group built on core relationships that go back nearly twenty years. We have litigated and arbitrated franchise disputes in almost every state. Our franchise lawyers are collectively responsible for more than 50 decisions reported in the field of franchising and more than 150 articles and speeches on franchise law. We are frequently quoted by the press on issues of franchise law.
While primarily representing franchisors or manufacturers, we also have significant experience representing distributors and franchisees. Our experience covers industries that use franchising as a method of distribution, including restaurant and food distribution, automotive, hotels and lodging, construction and construction materials, industrial equipment, oil, consumer products, alcohol distribution, motion picture distribution, bookselling and publishing, telecommunications, health care, agriculture and electronics.
Bryan Cave franchise lawyers have been singled out for their excellence by every peer-reviewed survey of franchise lawyers. Six of our franchise lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine; two are listed in the Best Lawyers in America, three are recognized by the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, two are listed in the Best Lawyers of Los Angeles by Los Angeles magazine, and two are listed as among the top 100 franchise lawyers in America by Franchise Times magazine.