About Us

It is no secret that starting any kind of business can be a challenge for even the most seasoned entrepreneurs. When you enter the world of franchising, however, you face not only the “regular” small business issues but also the dynamic of the franchisee-franchisor relationship.

David L. Cahn and the lawyers in the Franchise & Business Law Group at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (“WT&P”) understand this relationship. They are a resource for entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic who seek legal advice and counsel from attorneys who concentrate in this unique area of law.

Specifically, our clients are: (1) franchising their proven business concepts; (2) purchasing a franchise, either as an existing business or to start up; or (3) active franchisees who have a dispute with their franchisor, are selling their franchise, or are purchasing or starting a non-franchised business.

Drawing on the resources of WT&P’s 160 lawyers located in 11 offices in Maryland and throughout the mid-Atlantic, the Franchise & Business Law Group also represents many of its clients for such legal matters as commercial real estate leases or transactions, the buying or selling of an existing business, intellectual property protection and licensing, and tax controversies.

The Franchise & Business Law Group at WT&P is a proud member of the International Franchise Association.

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