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Wiggin and Dana LLP

Franchising

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What the team is known for

Established firm with notable expertise in franchise litigation. Represents clients from a variety of industries, including several of the USA's largest quick service restaurant franchises. Clients are also drawn from the retail, automotive and hospitality sectors.

Strengths

One client says: “Wiggin and Dana attends to its client’s specific needs and circumstances and provides exceptional work product and legal advice.”

A source notes: “The team is strong on client service thanks to their availability and thorough preparation.”

Another adds: “The team has super smart and very practical problem solvers and very skilled attorneys.”

Work highlights

Continued to represent longstanding client Chick-fil-A on a range of franchising issues including business relationships, internal and external policies for development and management of franchise and licensing programs.

Notable practitioners

Dean Fournaris acts for a range of clients in the hospitality, leisure and education sectors, providing extensive advice on franchise management and legal compliance.
“Dean is very experienced in all aspects of franchise law. He is very responsive and has an agile mind that looks at all sides of the issue and multiple approaches for resolution.” “Dean is one of the most thoughtful and conscientious lawyers I’ve come across in this industry.”

John Doroghazi is well respected for handling complex litigation arising from disputes between franchisors and franchisees. He is particularly adept at handling contentious matters relating to fraud and breach of contract
“John is a smart and results-orientated attorney.” “He is incredibly articulate, extremely responsive and attentive to client needs.”

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Overview

Wiggin and Dana's nationally recognized Franchise and Distribution Practice Group offers a unique value proposition to our franchise and distribution clients: a deep bench of experienced lawyers at all levels and price points, working in a firm that is not burdened with the bureaucracy and overhead of many of our competitors. For nearly four decades, clients have turned to Wiggin and Dana's franchise lawyers to represent them in complex, sophisticated matters, whether they be transactional, regulatory, or litigation.

We are franchise and distribution counsel to industry leaders, regularly representing prominent companies. Our wide-ranging industry experience, which includes attorneys who have worked in-house for some of the world's largest franchisors, allows us to provide practical, real-world advice and solutions to franchisors and manufacturers of all sizes, industries, and business sectors. We understand the issues that franchisors encounter, and consequently we are able to provide high-quality, creative, and cost-effective advice to our franchise and distribution clients.

A comprehensive overview of our capabilities and experience can be read on our website at: www.wiggin.com/franchise-and-distribution/

Members

Fournaris, Dean (Head of Department)

Burstein, Robert

Doroghazi, John

Doroghazi, John

Kennedy, Kevin

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Commercial & Professional Services

Education

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Franchising

Wiggin and Dana LLP

firm
Location

One Century Tower

265 Church Street

New Haven

Connecticut

USA

CT 06508-1832

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USA - Nationwide

Franchising


Dean Fournaris
Band 2
John Doroghazi
Band 4