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Harmans Lawyers

A Christchurch based firm offering comprehensive legal services for franchisors and franchisees including franchise and disclosure documentation, employment, leases, financing, dispute resolution and business structures. Full service legal firm that prides itself on being solution driven. Franchise specialists with a proven track record.

Whether you’re buying a franchise or setting a new system up, seeking expert advice from the outset is vital. Because every business is different and every franchising opportunity unique, franchise agreements need to be tailored to reflect the specific circumstances and the individual parties involved.

We’re members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand and support their vision for ‘best practise’ franchising, helping both franchisees and franchisors to proceed with confidence by providing expert advice and the full benefits of our considerable experience in this area.

We’ve helped establish and continue to support franchises across a range of industries and sectors, and we have an extensive database of contacts, including specialist franchise accountants, bankers, consultants and business brokers that we’ve worked with over the years and can recommend with confidence.

for franchisee (and those looking to buy into a franchise) our services include:

• Advice on legal rights and obligations under franchise documentation
• Financing issues
• Leasing of premises
• Employment and health and safety issues
• Ownership structures and their tax implications
• Asset protection, both for your business assets and lifestyle assets
• Dispute resolution

for franchisors (and those looking to set up and sell franchises) we're able to assist with:

• Drafting of franchise documentation
• Advice on legal rights and obligations under franchise documentation
• Financing issues
• Processes for securing strategic premises for the franchise system and the best structures for leasing of premises
• Intellectual Property protection
• Sales of franchises
• Employment and health and safety issues
• Ownership structures and their tax implications
• Dispute resolution

To discuss any aspect of franchising, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly qualified team. We are a Christchurch based firm with clients covering the length of New Zealand. You will receive a comprehensive legal service, whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee. You will also experience a full service legal firm that prides itself on being solution driven.

 

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