Chris and CSR Lawyers successfully represent clients in a wide variety of national and international dealership/franchise litigation and transactional matters. Chris and CSR Lawyers understand the importance and system wide concerns raised by dealership/franchise issues that make these “must win” situations.
Chris and CSR Lawyers provide general counsel and transactional services in this complicated field. Chris has represented clients in system wide negotiations with franchisee associations resulting in the successful establishment of a uniform system-wide franchise agreement.
Chris and CSR Lawyers provide Franchise Agreements and associated documents, counsel on system wide and individual franchise situations, and establish unique workout solutions for troubled franchises. Chris and CSR Lawyers also manage and enforce trademark portfolios for franchise clients.
Chris is national counsel to an international franchisor and has successfully established its rights under the Franchise Agreement against various franchisees seeking to depart the franchise system resulting in injunctions and monetary judgments in numerous jurisdictions.
Representing another national franchisor/distributor, Chris and Elan Bloch defeated an association of franchisees/distributors, enforced the client's rights to impose a variety of charges on the network, and obtained an outright dismissal of the association's claims.
Chris also successfully represented an automobile dealership in litigation over the sale of a $30 million dealership.
Chris also successfully closed several franchise acquisitions for a national franchisor.