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Franchise Law

Franchise law is not easily labeled. It is actually a collection of many different types of law, including agency law, ant-trust law, employment law, contract law, administrative law, trademark and patent law, debtor/creditor law, tort law, trade secrets law, financial services law, and international law.

The Gallagher Law Firm provides counsel to its clients in all areas of franchising, including franchise litigation, compliance with state and federal franchise investment laws, and protection of intellectual and proprietary rights and assets. Other client services include the preparation and review of advertising materials, training manuals, contracts and distribution agreements with suppliers, leasing and real estate matters, registration of trademarks and service marks, and all other commercial aspects concerning the creation and operation of a franchise system, the merger of franchise systems, the sale of area development, or multiple unit franchises or the purchase of a single franchise unit.

  • Franchise Litigation
  • Investment Law Compliance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Non-Competes
  • Franchise Registration Documents
  • Advertising Materials
  • Training Manuals
  • Multiple or Single Unit Franchises
  • Contract Negotiation


As President of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association, I have had the opportunity to work with The Gallagher Law Firm on providing educational opportunities for the auctioneers of the MSAA. I have been impressed with both their knowledge of thei…”
– D. Heuker, Miedema Auctioneering Inc.

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