Franchise Litigation
Franchise and Distribution

Franchise Litigation

Should dispute resolution, arbitration or litigation become necessary within a franchise relationship, Culhane Meadows brings considerable franchise and commercial litigation experience to bear on behalf of franchisors and franchisees. We know the arguments available to franchisors when litigating with franchisees, including:

  • Failure to report transactions
  • Failure to pay royalty fees
  • Failure to pay marketing fees
  • Alleged damage to the goodwill of the brand
  • Failure to comply with post termination obligations
  • Violations of trademark law


We also have a keen awareness for the arguments available to franchisees when forced to litigate against their franchisors, including for example:

  • Improper disclosure
  • Fraud and misrepresentation during the sale of the franchise
  • Improper or inappropriate changes to the franchise policy that have a material adverse affect on the franchisees
  • Permitting the opening of franchise or company owned offices that are too close to existing franchisees and impact their ability to do business
  • Breach of the franchise agreement or implied duty of good faith and fair dealing
  • Improper termination of a franchisee
  • Improper refusal to renew a franchisee