Experienced Franchise Law Representation in Raleigh
There is a delicate balance in all franchising matters between the desires and interests of the franchisor, those of the franchisee and the common interests of both together; too much self-interest by any one side all too often signals the beginning of an end, possibly including litigation.
Consistent with its concentrations in small business and employment, La Mantia Law Offices PLLC also features experienced representation in almost every area of the legal aspects of franchising and franchise systems and relationships. During his career, Mark A. La Mantia has represented the interests of both franchisors and franchisees in matters related to the following:
The Establishment of Franchise Systems
This includes development of offering circulars and/or registration and disclosure documents (including FDD [formerly UFOC] documents and FTC and state compliance), franchise agreements and operating manuals.
The Establishment of Franchise Relationships & Business Locations
This includes FDD and franchise agreement review and negotiation, location leasing/purchasing and development. Also, see our Business Law and Representation pages.
Relationship Problems, Disputes & Litigation, Including Franchise Termination
Mark La Mantia has participated in numerous litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation proceedings nationwide involving franchises and franchise systems. While his background includes extensive experience in the petroleum industry (e.g., representation of the interests of gasoline retailers, wholesale distributors and others involved in the supply, distribution and retail sale of gasoline and petroleum products, in relationship claims under the PMPA and other federal and state laws).
Mark La Mantia has also worked on matters involving franchises of many kinds, including:
- Log homes
- Restaurants and fast food
- Auto parts
- Tire and auto services
- Copy services
- Staffing and personnel services
- Hair salons and hair care services
- Massage therapy
- Tax preparation services
- Picture framing and art supplies
- Real estate services
- And more
He has participated in various seminars and presentations concerning the ongoing development of franchise law and related issues, including concepts of good faith and fair dealing, restrictive covenant enforcement, distribution systems and antitrust law.