Termination/Non-renewal of My Franchise
You've just received a Notice of Termination or Notice of Nonrenewal of your franchise. You've spent months or years building your business and invested thousands of dollars into it, and now your franchisor is threatening to shut your business down.
Sometimes franchisors may have a good reason to send the Notice, and sometimes not. In both cases, Cooper & Riesterer provides counsel on the franchisor's actions and representation responding to the franchisor.
There is a myriad of laws - state, federal, and court case law - that determines whether a franchisor may terminate a franchisee under certain circumstances and conditions. The attorneys at Cooper & Riesterer will analyze the alleged basis for termination and advise you of their veracity and your options.
When a franchisor takes such actions without appropriate basis, Cooper & Riesterer will represent your interests to ensure your rights are protected. While litigation is best avoided, when it becomes necessary, we will file and defend against litigation relating to your rights to operate and/or renew your franchise.
When litigation may not make sense, or if the franchisor's basis for termination is well-founded, we can assist in obtaining a workable resolution for you, whether by sale of your business to the franchisor or a third party, or otherwise. We will ensure that you are protected to the full extent of the law.
Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103
The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.