Cole Schotz P.C.




We are skilled in negotiating, drafting, reviewing, commenting on and explaining the host of documents required to close a franchise deal, including Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD), franchise agreements, area development agreements, guarantees, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, promissory notes, security agreements, software licensing agreements and equipment agreements or leases.

  • We provide a full slate of franchise-related services, assisting clients before, during and after a franchise acquisition or sale.  We advise on forming the proper legal entity for franchised businesses. 
  • We review and negotiate commercial real estate leases or purchase contracts for the franchise’s business location, and when necessary apply for zoning variances for the establishment of that location.
  • We review and negotiate notes, security instruments and mortgages needed in the financing of the business or its location. 
  • We develop employment policies, and assist with business contracts and transactions, including franchise sales. 



Michael Yellin was quoted in an article titled, "The Benefits and Pitfalls of Operating a Franchise"

As published in: NJ Business Magazine December 2013


Recent Events

Franchise Law 101, Bergen County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Attorney Speaking: Michael R. YellinDecember 11, 2013

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