Franchise & Distribution Legal Services for Businesses » Franchise & Distribution
Ryan Swanson has one of the largest Franchise & Distribution teams in the Pacific Northwest. Our Seattle franchise attorneys represents businesses located and/or operated within and outside the U. S. in franchising and related distribution methods. One does not dabble in franchise law. With the ever-increasing complexity of franchise regulation, Ryan Swanson is proud to have attorneys with the experience to protect you, to lead you to proven strategies, and to clarify franchise law issues.
Our Seattle franchise & distribution team works with franchisors in every phase of the franchise process, from startup, to transitioning, to impact, nationwide and worldwide franchise expansion, to purchase, development and co-branding of and with other concepts, to private labeling, to sale of the business. One does not dabble in franchising law because of complex state, federal and international franchise regulations. Ryan Swanson is proud to have a franchise & distribution team with the experience you need. Our franchise law attorneys provide:
Trade Areas Franchisors
Our franchise law attorneys represent clients who provide a wide variety of products and services throughout the United States, and Canada, and many other Nations. Here are some examples:
Our Seattle franchise attorneys work with franchisees to review single and multi-unit agreements and to resolve disputes with franchisors and vendors. We understand the documents and issues since we draft and work with them every day.
Trade Areas & Franchisees
Our clients work in a wide variety of products and services throughout the United States, and Canada, and many other Nations. Here are some franchise examples:
Representation of Joint Ventures, Distributorships, Sales Representatives, Strategic Alliances and Licensors/Licensees
Our Franchise & Distribution Group has the legal savvy to advise you on the right type of distribution system for your business. You state your goals and needs and we recommend the vehicle. We can provide an analysis of the regulatory concerns, protections available, capital sources, personnel pools, federal and local tax advantages, and needs for local presence. Often the system needed is the simplest or is a nice strategic alliance with others.
Kevin J. Collette, Chair and Member
Kevin J. Collette
With a Seattle presence, Kevin is a well-known business and technology lawyer. He advises clients on a full range of legal issues including business and deal structures; branding, protecting, licensing, advertising, selling and distributing products, services, technologies and intellectual properties; Cyberspace information technology and software; start-up and emerging businesses; mergers and acquisitions; real estate, and bringing businesses into the U.S. or to international markets.
John A. Bender, Member
John A. Bender
John represents franchisors advising on business, regulatory and growth strategies, and he represents franchisors in regulatory investigations and lawsuits. He advises franchisees on their rights and defends them in franchise termination matters.
James E. Hadley, Member
James E. Hadley
Jay acts as outside general counsel for a divergent group of companies including technology, construction, manufacturing and service industries. He has been lead attorney for transactions in internet, technology, telephone, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, automobile dealership and other business sectors.
Philip M. Roberts, Member
Philip M. Roberts
Phil has a business finance and real estate practice. In addition to helping clients organize, finance, buy and sell businesses, he represents clients on complex real estate transactions, including shopping center and other commercial real estate developments, and represents lenders on the financing of such transactions. His involvement includes the acquisition and financing of the properties, as well as the leasing activities associated with commercial projects. Phil finds the business/finance and real estate areas to be complementary to each other.
Heidi Nornes, Paralegal
Madeline Tam-Yamada, Trademarks Legal Assistant