Many law firms will take the approach of representing primarily or exclusively franchisors or franchisees. Many attorneys have a preference for one side or the other. However, Kat Tidd believes a strong, balanced partnership between franchisor and franchisee is more often the foundation of a successful franchise business. By representing both franchisors and franchisees, Texas lawyer Kat Tidd is better able to devise win-win solutions and a healthier relationship long term.
Addison Franchise and Transactional Lawyer Kat Tidd
Working from Dallas and Addison, Texas, franchise and transactional attorney Kat Tidd has successfully advised franchisors and franchisees in a wide array of situations, including both domestic and international franchising matters. Having been in the franchising industry for over 25 years (including as a law student), she has the knowledge, experience, skill and determination to help clients succeed. She regularly counsels franchisors, franchisees, dealers, entrepreneurs, attorneys and other individuals in Texas, throughout the United States and abroad.
Balanced Relationships Lead to Successful Franchises
Law firms focused on providing balanced representation to franchisors and franchisees are often able to help their clients be more productive in completing effective transactions, maintaining long-term business relationships and running successful businesses. Working with a franchise lawyer who adheres to a balanced approach to representation of franchisors and franchisees can make a considerable difference whether facing franchise startup, considering purchasing or selling a franchise or pursuing ongoing franchise law or business law counseling.
Texas attorney Kat Tidd takes a balanced approach in all matters when representing franchisors and franchisees, including:
- Drafting, reviewing and interpreting the franchise disclosure document (FDD)
- Drafting, negotiating and reviewing the franchise agreement
- Regulatory compliance: federal and state
- State franchise registrations and renewals
- Explaining the rights and obligations of both the franchisor and franchisee
- Identifying the source of legal disputes and evaluating the matter from both perspectives (the franchisor's and the franchisee's)
- Counseling to ensure both franchisor and franchisee maintain ongoing compliance with state and federal franchise regulations
Franchisors often face the risk of exposure to consequences for violating state and federal franchise laws, many times arising from a dispute or lawsuit brought by the franchisee. These disputes can be costly and time-consuming. Attorney Kat Tidd has the experience to help clients develop effective solutions that meet their needs.
Franchisees confronting a business dispute may face the risk of losing their license to continue their franchise operation. Attorney Kat Tidd knows how to help clients negotiate openly and productively in pursuit of a workable resolution.
Obtain More Information ∙ Consult an Experienced Franchise Lawyer
Review the following articles for more information about franchising and how to protect your interests:
- Is Franchising Right for You?
- Developing Your Identity
- Franchise Law: Keep it Simple
- Delays Have Dangerous Ends (or Denial Never Works)
- Franchise Myths and Realities
After reviewing the above articles, please contact the Law Offices of Kat Tidd, P.C., online or call 972-247-6934 to arrange a consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated Texas franchise law attorney.
Consultations are by appointment only.