Franchisee associations consist of a group of franchisees within a franchise system who come together independent of the franchisor. Franchisee associations serve a variety of functions. The association allows franchisees to learn from each other about best practices which increase their profitability. Franchisee associations can also allow members to obtain better pricing with vendors on things such as telephone service, credit card processing, printing, website development, and many other services necessary in operating their businesses. The association allows the franchisees to pool their resources and gives them a voice with the franchisor. As the old adage states: There’s power in numbers.
We are experienced in all aspects of franchisee associations from organizing franchisees into an association to approaching the franchisor to discuss concerns of the franchisees in an existing franchise association. We are part of the Association of Franchisees and Dealers’ (AAFD) Legal Line and sponsor of the AAFD’s annual meeting. (link to AAFD below) Our extensive experience in representing franchisees verse the franchisor allows us to provide franchisees and franchise associations with comprehensive legal counsel, including practical advice and strategic solutions unique to the particular franchise system. If you are a franchisee in a system without a current association or if your franchisee association is in need of legal consultation, please contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
For more information on the AAFD please click link: www.aafd.org