We offer the franchising know-how: As former business owners, in-house counsel, directors, managers, and franchisees, we know the business.  As attorneys we practice the business we know.

 At Gettins & Nelson, LLC, we have a long history in franchising. Managing Attorney, Mary Beth Gettins has served as in-house general and franchise counsel for numerous brands including Ameristop, Handyman Connection, and Pearle Vision. Barry Nelson has practiced law with a large firm, served as in-house counsel for national franchise systems, and operated his own franchise. Barry Nelson maintains an of-counsel relationship with the firm.

Services we offer

 Preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD)     

State filing of FDDs and franchise advertisments    

Review of  franchise opportunities

Resolution of Franchisee/Franchisor disputes

Trademark registration and infringement defense

Vendor/ Supplier contract negotiations  

Franchisee training and education

Franchise Seller training and education

Document preparation


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