Franchising Your Business


David Cahn is a Legal Eagle because he is a great franchise lawyer who is knowledgeable, proactive, and always on top of things. More importantly, he cares about small businesses like ours. Firm sizes do not matter to him, only honest, good work does.

Jeannie Jung
CEO of SpiderSmart Learning Centers


As a new franchisor (and former franchisee), David made our company’s FDD development process easier and clearer than we anticipated from our prior experience. Had my former franchisor utilized his services early on, we believe they would have saved themselves countless headaches and large legal fees that came later for them. David’s expertise and insights will help us avoid those same headaches and develop a better franchise network.

Mike Mincemoyer
President & Co-Founder
Stronghold Floors International


David Cahn was outstanding in his approach to make the FDD a fair contract for all parties, and he re-drafted sections several times as the process unfolded. David was patient, explaining our options and their effects. Not once did we feel rushed to make a decision. To this day David has continued to include us in regional franchising association meetings and events.

Jean & David Klappenberger
Klappenberger & Son Painting


I am pleased with the overall quality of service provided to Medifast Franchise Systems Inc. by the Business and Franchise Law Group. David Cahn has a comprehensive knowledge of franchising. We selected them to develop our FDD and file with the individual States. Their personalized service was critical to the successful launch of our Medifast Weight Control Centers franchise opportunity.

Joseph DiBartolomeo, Ph.D.
Senior V.P. Medifast Weight Control Centers
Owings Mills, MD


I have truly enjoyed working with David Cahn of the Franchise and Business Law Group as we transitioned our company from licensing our brand to a full franchised business offering. David has been very helpful with problem solving and offering different options for our consideration based on his broad experience with how different franchisors and franchisees operate. He was especially helpful in preparing a “cross walk” document to help our licensees understand the differences between their license agreement and the franchise agreement they were being asked to consider. David also did an excellent presentation and Q&A with our potential franchisee’s that was very helpful in demystifying the franchising process. I would enthusiastically recommend David Cahn and the Franchise and Business Law Group to anyone considering a franchise offering.

Wayne Diviney
President and CEO
The SailTime Group
Annapolis, MD


Franchise and Business Law Group and David Cahn have played an instrumental role in our franchise business. From initially getting started to many normal and some less conventional situations that have risen in the course of franchising they have been a true resource to our company. They are always available and respond quickly when there is a need. They are experts in their field and very easy to work with. Whether you are starting a franchise business or well established in the industry they are a Law firm that can provide the service needed.

Tony Avila, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
VooDoo BBQ & Grill
Baton Rouge, LA


David provides professional, thorough and sound legal advice and support to our firm. He has provided legal services to us for over 10 years. I highly recommend David and his firm!

Brett Repass, President
The Grout Medic, LLC


He has been invaluable to our company for the sound advice on all company matters. We feel safeguarding our business interests is as important to him as it is to us.

Pradeep Anand, Controller
Eggspectation Restaurants, LLC


Purchasing a Franchise


I would like to offer some words of praise for David Cahn of Franchise and Business Law Group. David was a key part of our evaluation and guidance for investing in a franchise. I was very impressed with David’s thoroughness, professionalism and recommendations. He put my mind at ease on issues and made me aware of things not even on my radar. I was very thankful to have him on my “team”. I felt his concern was sincere and genuine for my and my associates benefit. I would highly recommend David’s services for evaluating a franchise opportunity.

Kent Jordan
dba Tasti D-LIte
Bel Air, MD


Thank you for helping me to navigate through the maze of franchise negotiation. Your strong commitment to the legal protection and simultaneous success of your client (s) was apparent during our entire relationship. Once you reviewed the proposed franchise agreement, your counsel gave me a basis to make confident decisions regarding the negotiation and purchase of my franchise. Your expertise in Franchise Law made it possible to understand and successfully maneuver through a web of bureaucratic language and you simplified an arduous negotiating process. I believe the success of my negotiation stemmed from your understanding of franchise law and had I used a different lawyer, I would not have had such a beneficial franchise contract. I will recommend your Law firm to anyone that is searching for a committed Franchise Lawyer. I hope I won’t need to retain you in the future, but in the event that I do, I will welcome your counsel again.

Julie O’Connor jocreations!, LLC
DBA Kids ‘N’ Clay


I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your help with my recent franchise purchase. You brought up several important issues that I had not considered and helped me understand their potential impact to me and my business. I believe your efforts produced a better dialogue between me and my franchisor resulting in not only a better agreement, but a better understanding of each other’s position.

John David Buck, Owner
Business consulting franchise


Litigation and Disputes


He is knowledgeable in his area of specialty. He listens and understands client’s point of view as well.

Joseph Rollakanty
Former child care center franchise owner & Baskin Robbins franchise owner


When my husband and I came to you last year, we were devastated that we had been misled by the franchise that we had purchased. We admitted that we had a lack of sound legal advice, resulting in the possibility of losing thousands of dollars. The franchise had stopped returning our calls and we were at a financial standstill, not able to move forward with our venture. 10 days after you took our case and communicated with the franchisor, they offered a satisfactory settlement. Through your representation, we learned what to look for when negotiating deals and how to filter through, “the sell”. Your expertise and legal reviews helped us as we moved towards a more reputable deal within another industry. Thank you, David! You saved our investment and we have seen great results with our current venture.

Valerie R. Hicks, M.Ed.
Vice President
Knowledgepoints Learning Center
Ellicott City, MD


Business Law Services


David Cahn has been my attorney throughout my journey to find the right franchise opportunity, set up my business, and secure a location to operate from. His experience in serving both franchisors and franchisees made him a valuable resource during my evaluation of franchise opportunities and during the negotiation phase. Since David is highly networked, he was able to put me in touch with people who had inside information on the franchise opportunities that I was considering, helping me to avoid a potentially poor opportunity. When negotiating the franchise agreement for me, David understood what was negotiable and was not worthwhile negotiating. This helped expedite negotiations and earned him compliments from the franchisor.

David also established the legal entity for my business, wrote the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, and filed all the necessary documents. The work was completed on schedule and he communicated regularly to keep me informed of progress. David also reviewed and submitted changes for the negotiation of my commercial lease, getting me the best lease possible. His detailed review earned him compliments from my commercial real estate broker.

I highly recommend David Cahn to anyone who needs an attorney to purchase a franchise or start a business. I will continue to rely on him as a trusted partner while I grow my business.

Ken Cogan
President and Owner
KC Carriers, Inc. dba Navis Pack & Ship
Annapolis Junction, MD