United Law Company


Franchise law is a complex field that requires specialization. Our lawyers have extensive, practical knowledge of the industry and provide comprehensive legal services to franchisors. If you're thinking of entering into a franchise agreement, it's crucial that you seek the advice of a franchise attorney before you sign. Or if you've already signed an agreement and want to get out, a franchise lawyer can help you cut your losses and move on.

ULC’s dual expertise in Pakistan and international franchising and licensing, as well as capital formation and corporate finance transactions, make the attorney of our team uniquely qualified to handle complex financing and acquisition transactions involving franchisors, distribution companies and emerging growth businesses.

ULC and affiliates offer clients a wide range of services addressing issues that arise throughout the life of a franchise relationship. We have extensive experience representing and advising major international franchisors and distribution companies. We have represented clients in the strategic evaluation of potential franchise offerings, including the assessment of national, state and local regulatory and statutory requirements. In addition, the firm has assisted clients in the negotiation of franchise agreements both with individual franchisees and franchisee associations. We have also provided advice to franchisor clients on issues that arise during the maturation and development of the brand, including new product roll-outs, handling the franchisee relationship, territorial issues, area development, re-franchising company-owned outlets, and dealing with franchisee associations.

Attorneys in ULC are experienced in handling in all areas of franchise development and expansion on the transactional side of this practice. This experience ranges from designing franchise programs and preparing Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars to negotiating complex franchise agreements and structuring, negotiating and documenting financing arrangements for specific projects.

If you've already signed a franchise agreement, and you are experiencing difficulty in dealing with your franchisor on a day-to-day basis, you need to take immediate action. Without the help of a franchise attorney, you're fully exposed to the worst effects of franchise law. You always have the option to "walk away," but this last-resort effort can hurt you if you do it at the wrong time or in the wrong manner.

ULC has represented franchisors in various industry sectors including hotels, restaurant, retail financial, corporate training, educational and other business, household and personal services. Law Firm lawyers have also helped franchisors prepare master franchise agreements and disclosure documents and we continue to assist them in their efforts to comply with the requirements of provincial legislation relating to franchises. Finally, Law firm has used its expertise to assist franchisors in protecting, enhancing and exploiting their valuable portfolios of trade-marks and other proprietary in Pakistan.

Our franchise law firm can help you build an exit plan - or ensure that you won't need one. But the most important step is to secure a franchise attorney as soon as possible, even if it's only to guide you on a day-to-day basis.

Practice Spotlight:

Automobile Manufacturers and Dealers

Bakeries, Beverage

Educational and Learning Centers and Schools

Hotels, Motels, and Hospitality Businesses

Product Manufacturers and Distributors

Quick Service, Casual, and Fine Dining Restaurants

Radio, Telephone, and Electronics Companies

Retail Services, including Fashion, Specialty Stores

Area of Practice

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