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The use of franchising arrangements to expand businesses is a trend that has increased over the past few decades.  Smith Moore Leatherwood's attorneys understand that franchises are distinct from other business forms, and we have experience in assisting clients in all aspects of franchising, including preparation of offering circulars, compliance with state and federal disclosure requirements, trademark protection, financial restructuring, counseling, and litigation.

At Smith Moore Leatherwood, our clients include franchisors and franchisees that are involved in virtually every sector of business, including retail, automotive, restaurant, service, and manufacturing.  Our Franchise Practice Group provides a full range of legal services to our clients whose core business is franchising by working closely with other lawyers in our firm who focus in the areas of real estate, trademarks and service marks, employment, commercial lending, and business acquisitions.

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