Wasch Raines LLP is a full-service franchise law firm with a national practice dedicated to representing clients in franchise law, state registration, franchise litigation, and distribution and licensing matters. The firm is based in South Florida but has a national and international reach with multiple franchisor and franchisee clients located across the United States and abroad.
Our franchise lawyers offer a personal touch to franchising. We offer capped rate services. Decades of experience in franchising gives us the legal insight that provides our clients with positive results without the guess-work.
Our franchisor and franchisee clients count on efficient, strategic and cost-effective legal advice, calculated to accomplish the desired business result, from the earliest stage of the case. The firm litigates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees throughout Florida in federal and state court and in other jurisdictions around the country. Our practice of representing franchisees against franchisors that are not clients of our firm gives us the insight needed to effectively represent and counsel franchisors.
Our franchise litigation team has extensive experience in dispute resolution, mediations, arbitrations, pre-litigation counseling, litigation, in trademark infringement, Lanham Act claims, non-compete, non-solicitation, antitrust, collections, fraud, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), state deceptive and unfair practices acts, Florida Franchise Act, and underreporting and encroachment claims.
The firm’s startup franchise practice is robust with startup franchisors and emerging brands in a variety of industries including retail, fast casual, pet services, health and wellness, fitness, gyms, fast food, pizzerias, smoothie establishments, acai concepts, business services, childcare, education, moving and storage, desserts, footwear, and more. Our startup and emerging brand clients rely on us as their out-of-house franchise counsel to handle day-to-day tasks, dispute resolution, litigation, state registrations, and strategic growth strategizing. Join our vast group of franchise companies family.
In business transactions, our clients look to us to navigate franchising hurdles and close deals. We provide advice on franchise development, franchise registration, franchise training, litigation, regulatory compliance, franchise disclosure document drafting and updates, distribution and licensing, trademark, trade secret and copyright licensing and intellectual property protection matters.