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Quantum LawArrow

Specialists in franchise and business law. If you seek prompt and technically sound legal advice delivered to suit your commercial reality please contact us. With a wealth of franchise, business and corporate law experience, you will be in safe hands.

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Botting LegalArrow

Franchise and commercial law specialists. We provide practical legal advice in plain English for both franchisees and franchisors at very competitive rates. Preparation and review of franchise documentation, advice on structuring and IP protection, franchise operation and dispute resolution.

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Stewart Germann Law OfficeArrow

Lawyers and Notary Public. Multi-award-winning specialist franchise law firm with over 35 years’ franchising and licensing experience. Stewart Germann Law Office is the longest established franchise law firm in New Zealand. SGL provides legal advice to franchisors on structure and initial documentation and to franchisees on franchise agreements. Selected as Best Lawyers in New Zealand – Franchise for 2018. Winner of Boutique Franchise Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand - 2018 Corporate International Global Awards. Stewart Germann is a mediation expert and a past Chairman of the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ). He has been guest speaker at franchising conferences in New Zealand, Australia and USA and is included in the International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers. The Firm belongs to the Franchise Association of New Zealand, the Franchise Council of Australia and the NZ Law Society.

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ASCO LegalArrow

New franchise system set-up, franchise agreements, disclosure documents, brand name, trademarks, IP, master licensing, import/export, leasing sale and purchase structure compliance, disputes. Highly experienced team. Wide experience in all aspects of franchising. Extensive network of franchising contacts NZ and internationally. FANZ Code of Practice.

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Gaze BurtArrow

Lawyers providing full legal services for franchisors and franchisees including advice and documents relating to franchise development, franchise evaluation, risk management, transactional management and dispute resolution. Our experience is extensive over many years and we understand the important and significant fundamentals required for quality franchising.

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Goodwin Turner Commercial LawyersArrow

Goodwin Turner Commercial Lawyers aims to provide a modern, friendly, client-focused and efficient approach to your legal business requirements, with a genuine focus on adding value to your business.

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Harmans LawyersArrow

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.

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MacDonald Lewis LawArrow

Expert franchise lawyers who specialise in fixed price packages for legal services. A specialist firm based in Parnell offering sound, practical and timely advice, we can assist with all business legal requirements.

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Mortlock McCormack LawArrow

Christchurch-based franchise experts advising clients locally and nationwide. Specialist advice for franchisors and licensors wishing to set-up and operate, and for franchisees regarding all aspects of their franchise. Full range of associated commercially-focused and cost-effective legal services provided.

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Stace HammondArrow

Stace Hammond is a business law firm with offices in Hamilton and Auckland.

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Simpson GriersonArrow

Specialists in franchise systems including structuring, documentation, human resources, property, taxation and transactions.

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MST LawyersArrow

Full service legal firm established since 1975 acting for franchisors and franchisees in both preparation and entrance into franchises within Australia, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct & other Australian legislation. Well connected in the Australian market.

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Govett Quilliam The LawyersArrow

New franchise creation, franchise makeovers, problem solving for franchisees and franchisors, IP law and protections, advice on how to make money from IP via licensing, succession advice for franchise exits, advisor to intended immigrants seeking franchise businesses Specialist in franchise networks and collaboration.

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Carson Fox BradleyArrow

Carson Fox Bradley is a compact Auckland law firm. All 3 directors have significant experience in franchising. Chris Bradley is author of the ADLS standard franchise agreement. Matt Carson has completed an MBA thesis in franchising. We act for many national franchise systems.

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Brookfields LawyersArrow

Expert franchise lawyers assisting both franchisors and franchisees. We specialise in fixed price packages and can provide you with cost-effective and efficient legal advice. Urgent advice is no problem.

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Botherway LegalArrow

Commercial law firm specialising in franchising and related law. We work with you to give you the best possible legal support in your franchised or licensed business. Justina Knox is our specialist franchise lawyer and also has experience dealing with disputes and the successful negotiation of franchise exits.

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Lane NeaveArrow

Our specialist corporate lawyers can assist franchisees or franchisors on all franchise matters. If you are entering into a franchise agreement, exiting a franchise, expanding your business, have an IP or consumer law issue, have a dispute or simply needs some legal advice – talk to us.

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Harris TateArrow

The Bay of Plenty’s leading franchise lawyers, specialising in all aspects of franchising and business advice including dispute resolution. Advisors to franchisees and franchisors locally and nationally. Full commercial and property service.

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Kensington SwanArrow

Our franchise law experts are behind some of NZ’s most successful franchises. We can help you design and set-up new franchises, revamp existing national franchises, or restructure distribution networks. We can also assist when disputes arise as we have significant IP and litigation expertise.

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Gibson Sheat LawyersArrow

Comprehensive legal advice for franchisors and franchisees. All franchise documentation. We’ll sort out issues at the outset, before they become problems. If things have already turned pear-shaped our mediation and franchise dispute specialists can assist.

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Deirdre Watson - BarristerArrow

25 years’ experience in litigation, disputes and court cases. Mediation franchise dispute specialist.

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Graham & CoArrow

Franchise specialists with over 25 years' experience in system setups/management assistance, and providing advice to prospective and current franchisees. David Foster is a Past Chairman of FANZ.

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A patent attorney firm and associated law firm offering intellectual property services including patents, trade marks, copyright and registered designs. We help our clients achieve and maintain a commercial advantage in the marketplace by protecting, developing, commercialising and enforcing their intellectual property assets.

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Anthony HarperArrow

Advising franchisors/franchisees on their rights and obligations, preparing and reviewing franchise & license agreements, structuring and intellectual property protection, drafting and review of all relevant documentation.

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Turner HopkinsArrow

A full service firm who can help you with all your legal needs. If you are a franchisor looking to develop a franchise system or a new franchisee looking to purchase a franchise business we can develop fixed price packages to suit your exact needs.

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Duncan CotterillArrow

Enterprising full service law firm with offices nationwide. We have expertise in specialist franchising, distribution and licensing in the retail, intellectual property, network growth and international expansion sectors. Wellington - Hamish Walker, Auckland - Katrina Hammon,

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Jackson Russell LawyersArrow

Your business needs specialist franchising advice and an experienced legal team that covers all areas of business law. Jackson Russell is a full service law firm that will get to know your business, tailor advice to your business objectives and guide you through the process.

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Davenport Harbour LawyersArrow

We are a North Shore based law firm who provide specialist commercial law advice including franchising, licensing and business sale and purchases. We are innovative, friendly and client focused, and aim to make law understandable.

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