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

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.


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 2020 and Global Law Experts – Boutique Franchising Law Firm of the Year 2019.


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.


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.


ASCO Legal

At ASCO Legal we have a fresh perspective on the practice of law, a client-centred one. We understand that serving the legal needs our clients have entrusted to us, is our core purpose. Our team is friendly, approachable and efficient. We enjoy helping both our franchisor and franchisee clients get the most benefit out of franchising, providing quality pragmatic advice.


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.


Wynn Williams

The Wynn Williams team understand franchising and have global experience advising brand owners/franchisors, master franchisees, investors and franchisees. We are known for our trans-Tasman expertise and can quickly assist you to assess and grow your business in the New Zealand market.


Basic Listings

Simpson Grierson

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

Duncan Cotterill

Enterprising full service law firm with offices nationwide. Experts in franchise system establishment, network growth and international expansion. Covering all your franchise and broader business needs, including distribution networks, supply chains, intellectual property, employment, health and safety, property/leasing, acquisitions and sales, immigration and dispute resolution

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.

Stace Hammond

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

Checketts McKay Law

Central Otago's leading franchise lawyers with with over 25 years' experience providing expert advice locally and nationally. Advising franchisors and franchisees. Franchise establishment and franchisee purchase advice a speciality. Disputes resolved. When you need franchise and business law 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.

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.

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.

Martelli McKegg Lawyers

Experienced franchise and business law advisers focussed on helping clients to succeed. All areas of franchising, including franchise documentation, business sales, retail and commercial leasing, licensing, supply and distribution, brand protection, health and safety, immigration, employment and dispute resolution. Advice in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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.

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.

Dentons 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Deirdre Watson - Barrister

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


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