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If you're a franchisee facing a legal dispute, we can help. We advise franchisees on all aspects of franchise litigation including breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and misrepresentation actions.
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Practice Areas

  • FRANCHISOR DISPUTES When the relationship between you and the franchisor turns sour, we can help. We assist franchisees with pre-litigation demands, civil litigation, and arbitration.
  • PERSONAL GUARANTY RENEGOTIATION​ If your franchise agreement includes a personal guaranty, we can help you renegotiate its terms or get you out of it altogether.
  • BREACH OF CONTRACT If your franchisor is breaching your franchise agreement, we can help set them straight and accomplish the goals you're looking for.
  • FRAUD & MISREPRESENTATION​ Franchise disclosures are highly regulated legal documents, and our team can help if you feel like you were lied to when signing up to be a franchisee.

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Our Results:

$6 Million Settlement from US Government

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$17.2 Million Judgment in State Court

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Multimillion dollar arbitration award in case concerning breach of fiduciary duties.

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Meet the Team

Curt Brown

Curt Brown

Curt Brown has experience advising clients on a variety of business litigation, transactional, and securities law matters. In 2015, he was named a California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal, and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the USC Law School Public Interest Law Fund.

Mr. Brown started his legal career in the Los Angeles office of the prestigious firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, antitrust, trademark, bankruptcy, and class action defense. Mr. Brown also has experience advising mergers and acquisitions and international companies concerning cyber liability and class action defense.

Mr. Brown earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was a Michael T. Masin Scholar and Staff Editor of the Entertainment Law Review.

Chris Howard

Chris Howard

Chris specializes in franchise and corporate law, representing both franchisors and franchisees all across the country.

Born in Maryland and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Chris majored in organizational leadership and business administration at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, choosing to attend the university on a baseball scholarship. Upon graduation, he returned to the DFW metroplex and attended SMU Dedman School of Law to obtain his Juris Doctorate.

During his time in law school, Chris interned in the legal department for Jamba, an international smoothie franchise, working directly with its general counsel for issues pertaining to franchise, corporate, and trademark law.

When Chris graduated, he worked as a franchise associate attorney at Mullin Law, PC, where he co-wrote an article for the Franchise Law Journal. While serving in this role, he drafted franchise documents and contracts for many large franchisors, franchisees, and entrepreneurs.

Chris also at Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc., where he worked in-house for a large restaurant chain on corporate, franchise, and employment issues concerning the corporation.

Chris is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.

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