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Elliot's practice is focused primarily on franchise and general corporate law, working with franchisors and franchisees to grow their brands and businesses, and helping them to navigate state and federal franchise regulations. He works with franchisors to design and develop franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and area development agreements. Additionally, he regularly works with franchisors to help on-board franchisees and navigate the negotiation process. He has experience representing franchise systems in the hospitality, retail, and home services industries.
Elliot also represents franchisees, whether it is their first time entering into a franchise business opportunity or seasoned franchisees looking to purchase multiple or additional franchise units. His services include reviewing franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements, area development agreements, addenda, and transfer documents.
Prior to joining Manning Fulton, Elliot worked at a franchise law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. During law school he interned at a business and intellectual property law firm in Lynchburg, Virginia.