Lawyers

Looking for help with the legal side of buying or running a franchise? Here are specialists to help you with franchise advice, franchise agreements, franchise contracts, franchise documentation, legal advice, business law, franchise structure, master franchise advice, licensing advice, intellectual property advice, franchise disclosure documents, dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, franchise law, franchise litigation, franchise start-ups.


Premium Selection

Goodwin Turner Commercial Lawyers

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.


Stewart Germann Law Office

New Zealand’s longest established specialised franchise law firm with over 35 years’ experience. Expert legal advice to franchisors and franchisees nationwide. Winners of Legal 100 – Law Firm of the Year – Franchise 2019 and Global Law Experts – Boutique Franchising Law Firm of the Year 2019.


ASCO Legal

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.


Botting Legal

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.


Gaze Burt

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.


Quantum Law

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.


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.


Basic Listings

Lane Neave

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.

MacDonald Lewis Law

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.

Mortlock McCormack Law

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. www.mortlock-mccormack.co.nz

Botherway Legal

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.

Anthony Harper

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.

Deirdre Watson - Barrister

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

Jackson Russell Lawyers

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.

Baldwins

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.

Carson Fox Bradley

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.

Stace Hammond

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

Govett Quilliam The Lawyers

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 www.visaconnect.nz. Specialist in franchise networks and collaboration.

MST Lawyers

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.

Simpson Grierson

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

Gibson Sheat Lawyers

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.

Graham & Co

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.

Brookfields Lawyers

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.

Kensington Swan

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.

Turner Hopkins

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.

Duncan Cotterill

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, hamish.walker@duncancotterill.com Auckland - Katrina Hammon, katrina.hammon@duncancotterill.com

Harris Tate

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.

Davenport Harbour Lawyers

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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