United States Franchise Lawyers
Not many people view franchises as different from one another — same look, same choices, it’s all the same, right?
We know differently.
At Cooper & Riesterer, we know that no matter how alike franchises are…franchise contracts, and especially the franchise owners behind them, are entirely unique. And if you’re interested in exploring a franchise opportunity, we can offer you something unique, too. Co-founding attorney Catherine Riesterer, a former Assistant General Counsel for the Domino’s Corporation’s International Division, leads our franchising practice. Having worked with one of the most thriving and lucrative franchising organizations in the world, the invaluable experience and insight she gained, now benefits the clients we represent in franchising concerns throughout the nation.
The potential for rewards in operating a franchise looms as large as the potential for disaster. There is also the close regulation of the federal government and, increasingly, state governments.
In order to protect yourself, and your business, you need an attorney who is not only skilled in general business law, but an attorney who is knowledgeable in the specialized area of franchise law. The experience we offer our clients in the special requirements of franchises is…exceptional.
We handle franchise opportunities nationwide including:
We handle all civil litigation and appeals related to franchises and franchising concerns.
Franchises can be an excellent opportunity for you to own and grow your own business, but they also can be wrought with legal complications. If you are seeking to startup or buy a franchise business, or sell a franchise, let us help you avoid complications and complete your transaction successfully.
Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103
New Overtime Rule Delayed, Possibly Scrapped
Businesses, breathe easier: the new overtime rule, most widely known for raising the threshold overtime exemption for salaried employees, originally set to take effect December 1, 2016, may be scuttled altogether. On November 11, 2016 Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction, effectively blocking implementation of the rule. The Department of Labor appealed the decision on December 1, 2016, but recent developments suggest that the new administration may abandon the appeal and the rule altogether. In late January, the Department of Justice, on behalf of the Department of Labor, asked for a pause in the case to allow the new administration to consider its position on the matter. more
New Caloric and Nutrition Posting Regulations Affecting Franchises
On December 1, 2014, the Health and Human Services Agency’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA”) published final regulations implementing the nutrition labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA”), as amended by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ("FD&C Act”). Among other things, Section 4205 of the ACA set forth a requirement that restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name post the number of calories with each standard menu item, along with suggested daily caloric intake, and to make certain other nutrition information separately available in written form. more
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.