Franchise Lawyers in Melbourne

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A skilled franchise lawyer can help your business grow and reach its full potential. Rosendorff Lawyers provide a cost-effective, full-service franchise law practice for small and large businesses across all industries. 

Franchising is a business model that allows someone (a franchisee) to legally use the brand, trademark, or trade secrets of an existing business (the franchisor) to sell goods or services. A well-known example is McDonald’s – all of their stores share the same branding and menu, but each restaurant is owned and operated by individual franchisees. 

This business model is a win-win for both the franchisor and franchisee, as it allows the franchisor’s business to grow exponentially while the franchisee benefits from a business that is already well-known and has a track record of success. 

However, not all franchising ventures are successful. The relationship between franchisor and franchisee can often break down and result in disputes. What’s more, there are regulations in place to govern the activities of franchisors and franchisees, which can be complex to navigate. This is why you’ll need an expert franchise lawyer on your side.

Specialists in Franchisor Law

Our team of dedicated experts can help you as a franchisor in all aspects of setting up and structuring the franchise and beyond. We can help with the following:

  • Drafting franchise documents, agreements, and disclosure statements
  • Advising on the regulations and the Franchising Code of Conduct applicable to you
  • Making sure you are up to date on changes to the law that will affect your business
  • Assisting you in complying with disclosure requirements
  • Advising on the right way to structure your franchise to maximise your business growth
  • Negotiating all aspects of the franchise deal
  • Representing you in court and defending you in a dispute

Our franchise lawyers have experience in advising clients from various industries, so you can be confident that you are making the best decisions for your business.

Support for Franchisees

Our experienced lawyers can assist you as a franchisee in all aspects of buying a franchise and its operations. We can help you with the following:

  • Arranging due diligence searches and inspections
  • Understanding your rights and obligations as a franchisee
  • Untangling the complicated and confusing documentation related to the franchise
  • Assisting you in meeting your compliance obligations
  • Negotiating your contract so you get a favourable outcome
  • Representing you in dispute resolution or court litigation

Franchise law touches on many other laws important in carrying out a business, such as consumer law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property law, vicarious liability, and more. It is vital to get the right advice that focuses on your business goals and is tailored to the industry you’re in before you sign the dotted line.

Why Choose Rosendorff Lawyers?

Our multi-talented franchise lawyers will work with you beyond setting up your franchise or helping you through a dispute. We can also advise you on the numerous legal issues involved in running your franchise business as well as advise you on the best way to make the franchise model work for you to grow your business and succeed. We can also advise on multi-unit franchising and international franchising, and we constantly keep abreast of the industry so we can best advise you.

Legal Services for your Franchise at a Fixed Price

Conveniently Located on St. Kilda Road, Rosendorff Franchise Business Lawyers have the necessary skills and experience to advise you on the purchase or sale of a franchised business.

Rosendorff Lawyers can help with:

  • Business structures
  • Contracts
  • Lease terms
  • Put and Call options
  • Liaison with financial institutions
  • Transfers of liquor licences and poker machine entitlements
  • Transfers of equipment licences
  • Franchising agreements
  • Arranging due diligence searches and inspections
  • Organising and attending settlement

Whether you’re a small start-up or a large distributor or manufacturer, Rosendorff Lawyers can help you with proven strategies and advice to help you achieve your business objectives. Contact us today on 1300 127 330 for a free phone consultation.


Our Happy Clients

The Difference Is In Our Level Of Experience Defending The Most Difficult Cases & Our Rigorous Approach To Each Matter

  • I have known Brett Samuel and Rosendorff Lawyers for over 18 months. Brett is a commercially astute lawyer who provides excellent service, quick turnaround, responsive and useful advice and above all understands that clients expect results not just legal gobbledygook.

    I have referred Brett to a number of clients requiring commercial legal expertise and each has commented on his service and value for money approach to the law.

    I have also personally engaged Brett on a number of commercial and private matters and have found him to be an excellent ally. His advice is highlighted by providing options to the client but importantly, recommending a course of action that minimises risk and maximises outcomes. To date this approach has proven to be very valuable and what I, as a client, expects.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Brett for any commercial matter that you need advice on.

    Colin Linke, Director, Bentley Partners Accounting Services

  • I have used the services of Rosendorff Lawyers for a number of years now and have found them to be a great asset to my Business Sunburst Group. Their advice concerning contractual law and from time to time commercial litigation has been indispensable. Brett Samuel is always a pleasure to deal with as he is meticulous in his research prior to any legal action we might be considering. My association with Rosendorff Lawyers has helped my business to make the correct informeddecisions and in doing so has enabled me to save many thousands of dollars that otherwise uniformed decisions may have cost me.


  • Thanks for the excellent work you and your team at Rosendorff Lawyers did throughout the whole process of setting up Tarp Asset Management. The advice given was much appreciated. Coming in under budget was a welcome surprise too. I would not hesitate to recommend Rosendorff Lawyers to anyone searching for a reputable Melbourne-based financial services law firm. Your team went well above and beyond what was required to achieve success. I look forward to a long and rewarding professional relationship with Rosendorff Lawyers.

    Alex Tarpkos Tarp Asset Management

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