Brown & Kannady, LLC is a Denver, Colorado law firm with extensive experience in franchise law and franchise agreements, and our lawyers have drafted or reviewed hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), and Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs). We provide a complete suite of services for new or potential franchisors, existing franchisors and franchisees, including real estate services, general business matters, and litigation.

We can assist in the following specific areas.

New or Potential Franchisors
  • Outline the opportunities and liabilities of franchising to determine if franchise formation is the optimal method for your business expansion
  • Create your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and related franchisor documentation
  • Educate you on federal and state franchise laws
  • Register your franchise offering in all states requiring registration
  • Advise on how to make your franchise more attractive to buyers
  • Review and register your trademark portfolio
  • Provide you with our Lease Review Program to ensure quality, cost effective lease negotiation for franchisees
Existing Franchisors
  • Update franchisor documentation annually as required by law
  • Manage state franchise filings and renewals
  • Identify opportunities to shorten franchisee negotiation time, reduce franchisee concerns, and make your offering more attractive to potential franchisees while protecting your rights
  • Guide and negotiate changes to the franchise agreement, franchisee defaults, termination and other franchise issues
  • Advise on any restructuring of the franchise system from both legal and business perspectives
  • Provide counsel with respect to franchisor/ franchisee relations
  • Provide you with our Lease Review Program to ensure quality, cost effective lease negotiation for franchisees
Franchisees
  • Guide you through the business and legal ramifications of franchising and advise on franchisor/ franchisee relations
  • Help evaluate franchise opportunities by reviewing the franchisor documentation and defining legal and business concerns
  • Assist with entity selection and formation
  • Negotiate the lease for your franchise location
  • Connect you with a network of other service providers who can help you with the day- to-day operations of your business

Regardless of your position, Brown and Kannady, LLC can provide you with the counsel you need to best reach your objectives.