Mr. Herman has lectured at the First Annual Franchise Conference held in Shanghai, China in October 1998. He has also lectured on Franchising Issues in San Jose, Costa Rica in September 2001, and with the ABA Forum on Franchising in Orlando, Florida in October 2005.
Mr. Herman has appeared on CNN discussing franchise issues, and has been quoted repeatedly in the Wall Street Journal, and extensively in the Franchise Trade Press.
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About Franchising
As a lawyer for franchisees, I help entrepreneurs and business owners during the formative stages of buying a franchise. I also represent franchisees in disputes that must be resolved...
Arbitration is widely recognized in franchise law as the preferred form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). There are a variety of issues and disputes that can . . .
Franchise Transactions
Embarking on a new business venture is an exciting prospect. However, before you buy a franchise or enter an agreement, you should make sure you have weighed all of your options.
International Franchising
The U.S. has the most developed franchise laws in the world. It is important for a prospective franchisee of an existing system to seek skilled legal assistance in such laws . . .
Types of Franchises
Movies, books, sports and other forms of entertainment are an important part of American life. People traveling for business and pleasure often seek out hotels . . .
Why Hire an Out-of-State Attorney?
In this age of global communication, you need a specialist who can help you regardless of where you are located. Franchise law is a specialty, like tax law. Franchise attorneys handle . . .
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International and American Franchise Attorney

Purchasing a franchise is a common quick-start business opportunity for new entrepreneurs. Franchises have name brand recognition, a tried and true product that fits the needs of consumers, and an established method of doing business. As a potential franchisee, you may be tempted to jump into buying a franchise before you have identified the risks. As an experienced international and American franchise lawyer, I can help you decide if buying a franchise is the right fit for you.

Are you interested in buying a franchise ? Do you need a lawyer's help with a franchise law issue? Please contact me, Mario L. Herman, to arrange your consultation.

Opportunity for Growth

The opportunity for growth in international and domestic franchising is virtually limitless. Franchises market to and fulfill the needs of consumers throughout various aspects of their lives. Many consumers are loyal to brands, choosing to stay in a hotel or eat at a restaurant they have heard of or have experience with. As a franchisee, you can provide a service to consumers while fulfilling their needs for familiarity and convenience.

A Full Range of Legal Services

I help franchisees in a variety of industries. In addition to hotel and restaurant franchisees, I help clients get into the printing industry as well as the domestic services industry and many other types of businesses.

I provide a complete line of services to prospective franchisees. My legal services include advising you on the steps to take before buying a business, as well as the legal ramifications of selling one. I also represent clients who need to resolve disputes through arbitration.

Skilled Representation for International Franchise Opportunities

Are you a U.S. franchisee currently in a franchise relationship looking abroad for franchisor opportunities? International franchising is on the rise. Like any business deal, a thorough analysis of issues likely to arise and their effect on those involved serves either to ensure a successful venture or to spare a prospective partaker trouble and regret in the future.

Contact an Experienced Franchise Lawyer

I have been practicing in the area of franchise law for more than 33 years. My knowledge and skill is nationally recognized, and as a result, I have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, as well as local news and radio programs.

If you are seeking an experienced franchise lawyer in Washington, D.C., contact me online to arrange your consultation.

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Domestic and International Franchising Attorney

As a solo practitioner, I am provided the opportunity to work directly with domestic and international franchisees. Additionally, I have contributed articles on franchising to the Wall Street Journal and have been interviewed on television and radio about franchise issues. (I have also written about the history of franchising.) To arrange your consultation with an experienced franchise attorney, please contact me, Mario L. Herman.
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