Franchise Facts: Non-Compete Agreements in the Franchise World
Most franchise agreements contain restrictive covenants limiting a franchisee’s ability to compete after the termination of the relationship. And the reality is that, unless you live in California or a few other jurisdictions, many restrictions are enforceable. So if you are buying a franchise, it’s important to understand from the outset what your obligations will be.
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ABOUT BRIAN LOFFREDO
Brian Loffredo is a commercial litigator with more than seventeen years of experience representing clients in the franchise industry. Brian routinely assists clients during the licensing and franchise/FDD review process, as well as with the resolution of franchise-related disputes, including those involving terminations, territorial disputes, fraud, disclosure/relationship law violations and breaches of contract.
In addition, Brian represents and counsels clients in the construction industry on matters involving litigation, construction defects, licensing and compliance, collections, mechanic’s liens, payment bond and Miller Act claims, contract drafting, and compliance with home improvement laws and other construction industry laws.
Brian also has extensive experience representing financial institutions with workouts, collections and residential/commercial foreclosures.
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