Franchise operations involve financial and business decisions made between the franchisors and franchisees. There are many complex matters in terms of legal and corporate procedures that entire fields are built around franchise law.
Franchises are by nature a multifaceted endeavor, as a company that is leasing its rights and business model to individuals, which involves deals, negotiations, and standards required by the law. Since there is more than one party involved, such matters may lead to a number of franchise disputes, which can in turn become course for legal action. Possible legal issues include franchisee v. franchisor disputes, franchise liability, franchise termination, breach of covenants, vicarious liability, lost profits, wrongful terminations, misrepresentation, encroachment, copyright, trademarks and nonperformance issues.
A franchise operations expert witness may be focused on franchise business or law while specializing in restaurant, hotel, or retail franchises. Regardless of the particular area of business, a franchise operations expert witness can be well-versed in several areas, including custom and practice in the franchise industry, franchise and license agreements, franchise marketing funds, owning and operating a franchise, franchise development, franchise registration, due diligence, feasibility studies, evaluations of franchisee relations, and expansion strategies. They are also licensed or certified as professional employees in one or more areas of business in franchise operations.
Litigation involving franchise operations can be complicated, it is important to find a qualified and highly skilled franchise operations expert witness. ForensisGroup has been matching clients with top expert witnesses for over twenty years with highly successful results. Take a look through our substantial selection of expert witnesses and submit an expert request form or call us for the nation’s best franchise expert witnesses.