AWARD WINNING FRANCHISE LAWYERS

We are more than franchise lawyers, we provide practical, cost effective, franchise and business solutions, creating value for your business.

Franchising is what we do and it’s what we have been doing for 35 years. We are a franchising specialist firm. 95% of what we do is franchise and business work for franchisors, franchisees and businesses looking to franchise or licence.

If you are thinking of franchising your business, entering into a franchise, have an established franchise system or are involved in a franchise dispute CONTACT US.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

I WANT TO FRANCHISE MY BUSINESS

What do I need to do? Can you help me with everything?

I WANT TO BUY A FRANCHISE BUSINESS

What do I need to know? Do I need someone to review the documentation?

I WANT TO GET OUT OF MY FRANCHISE

Can I stop operating the business? Can I operate a competing business?

I AM ALREADY A FRANCHISOR

Can you assist me with my growth strategy and franchise system? Can you assist me with a dispute?

I AM IN A FRANCHISE DISPUTE

How do I handle the dispute? What happens if it goes to Court?

I WANT TO SELL MY FRANCHISE BUSINESS

Can you prepare the sale documentation? Can you review the surrender deed?

WHAT OUR EXPERT FRANCHISE LAWYERS  CAN DO

Franchise Consulting

We know franchising. We have helped to franchise and grow some of Australia’s most well known brands. We understand that the approach to franchising a brand will vary depending on many factors, such as whether you are offering a service … Continue reading

Commercial and Retail Leasing

A commercial or retail lease is an agreement that sets out the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. The lease will include provisions about: the duration of the lease, any rights of renewal, any rights of assignment, the amount of rent … Continue reading

Draft Franchise Agreements

A well drafted franchise agreement will clearly set out the rules and protocols that apply to the franchisor franchisee relationship. We will assist you to draft a customised franchise agreement which will reflect your business system and structure and properly protect your interests. … Continue reading

Buying and selling businesses

We can assist you with the sale or purchase of any commercial business, including a business that is being purchased or sold subject to a franchise. If you are selling a business we can assist you to negotiate the sale … Continue reading

Enforce Obligations

In any agreement the parties to the agreement will have obligations to each other. Obligations under an agreement include the payment of monies, the doing of something (such as providing support or operating a franchise business) or the not doing … Continue reading

Review a Franchise Agreement

A franchise agreement is the document that sets out what is required by you and the franchisor in any situation that may arise during the course of the franchise relationship. It is important that you have an experienced franchise lawyer … Continue reading

Disclosure Documents

A disclosure document is prescriptive and needs to contain certain information to comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code), including Franchisors details and business experience You must provide details of the business including business experience, business names, business … Continue reading

Trade Mark

Before you franchise your business you should ensure that your brand name or logo is not similar to a brand name or logo that is already registered. We can assist you to register your trademark to ensure that your brand … Continue reading

Business Structures

We will work with you to develop the appropriate structure and system to support your business strategy. This may involve setting up a structure to start operating the business and transitioning to another structure as the business grows. We have … Continue reading

Draft Licence Agreements

Under the terms of a licence or distribution agreement a licensee is generally granted the right to use your name or trademark or distribute your product within a defined territory. We will assist you to develop a customised, plain English … Continue reading

Review a Surrender Deed

A surrender deed or a release deed is the document which terminates or surrenders the franchise agreement and sets out what is required by you after the franchise relationship has ended. We will review your surrender or release deed considering: … Continue reading

Franchise Disputes

If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the process of dispute resolution. Your approach to the resolution of a dispute may depend on many factors, both financial and non-financial. We will: focus on your wishes … Continue reading

Litigation

We specialise in complex issues involving legal, forensic and evidentiary skills. We are focused on efficiency and our advanced use of technology means that we can efficiently and cost effectively handle litigation involving large volumes of documents. We have acted … Continue reading

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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Australian Franchise Lawyer of the Year 2016

CONTACT US

  • 116 Wright Street Adelaide SA 5000
  • Adelaide SA 5000
  • info@haarsma.com.au
  • +61 8 8410 8788

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