Our team members have represented numerous clients in litigation, arbitration and/or mediation concerning franchises and dealerships. Our clients in these types of relationships operate in industry sectors such as automotive services, auto rental, child day care, coffee shops, equipment dealerships, gas stations, hotels, restaurants and retail. Our team members have extensive experience representing clients in other business disputes, which experience helps us effectively advocate for our clients who are franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers or dealers.
Many of these cases have included claims of fraud or misrepresentation in violation of the Maryland Franchise Registration and Disclosure Law, the FTC Franchise Rule, or other state franchise sales laws. Some cases have included claims of wrongful termination of the franchise and/or violation of antitrust laws with regard to required purchases by franchisees. We have often represented clients battling over the enforcement of a post-termination covenant not to compete.