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