Gregory D. Jordan Says Franchise Owners Should not Fight without a Lawyer
Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2010 - Franchise businesses are some of the most popular models in the business world. They allow entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently open new businesses in their communities and potentially generate substantial profits based on proven trademarks and infrastructures.
However, both parties are bound by a sometimes-intricate set of obligations to one another. When a party fails to meet those obligations, disputes inevitably arise between franchisor and franchisee. Due to the complexity of laws relating to franchise businesses, Austin business lawyer and Austin franchise attorney Gregory D. Jordan suggests contacting an experienced franchise attorney in these cases.
“There are a mass of laws, regulations and contract arrangements that are unique to franchise situations,” Jordan said. “We encourage you to contact a franchise lawyer who is experienced and well-informed in handling franchise litigation problems if you find yourself faced with a franchise dispute. Often acting quickly is essential. If you allow the franchisor to violate the agreement for an extended period of time, you could waive valuable rights.”
Sometimes it might be important to enjoin the franchisor. For example, a franchisee might need to prevent the franchisor from opening a competing store in its area, or force the franchisor to supply it with goods. In these situations where entire livelihoods are on the line, it is best to contact a franchise lawyer who will quickly and aggressively represent the franchisee’s interests.
“A reliable business litigation lawyer with franchise experience will review a client’s franchise agreement and any relevant facts related to the case, advise him or her whether there is a valid legal claim or defense, and talk with the client about their rights and all available courses of action,” Jordan said. “If the case cannot be reasonably resolved, your attorney should aggressively prosecute or defend your case, and seek injunctive relief where appropriate.”
As an experienced and knowledgeable Austin franchise lawyer, Gregory D. Jordan has been involved in a multitude of different franchise disputes, usually representing franchisees in cases involving contract claims, fraud allegations, other business torts and negligence claims. Jordan has also resolved issues relating to royalties and compensation payments, business exclusivity agreements, support provisions, advertising and marketing, location arrangements and purchase and supply disputes.
Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan
5608 Parkcrest Drive, Suite 310
Austin, Texas 78731
Other Practice Areas offered by the Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan
- Texas drilling company sued for employment discrimination
A lawsuit has been filed accusing a Texas drilling company of racial discrimination. Andrew Collins filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, alleging that Noble Drilling violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Collins, an African American resident of Harris County, claims that he was subjected [...]
- Texas Appeals Court rules against lessee in offset well dispute
The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas found that a lessee had failed to prove that it had drilled an offset well as required by oil and gas leases. In the case, Shirley Adams et al. v. Murphy Exploration & Production Co.-USA, the lessors and royalty owners sued lessee Murphy for breach of [...]
- Texas oil networking company files lawsuit for tortious interference, unfair competition
A lawsuit has been filed by a networking website for oil workers, claiming that a Texas man who founded the company stole data to launch a competing business. Rigzone.com claims to host the resumes of over 2 million workers in the oil and gas industry. Workers post their resumes for free, and recruiters pay a [...]
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: Austin business attorney, Austin business lawyer, Austin business litigation attorney, Austin business litigation lawyer, austin employment attorney, austin employment lawyer, austin franchise attorney, austin franchise lawyer