Is it time to grow your business and your brand through franchising? Do you need the additional insight of experienced professionals as you engage in franchise sales, franchise operations, and relationships with franchisees? Could you benefit from a team who you can rely upon to provide advice from a legal and business perspective?

When entering the franchising arena, there is no substitute for experience.  As one of the leading full-service franchise practices in the Carolinas, Manning Fulton’s team of experienced franchise practitioners leverage their 100+ collective years of franchise law experience representing 50+ brands to help each client grow their business through franchising.  Manning Fulton’s clients benefit from the firm’s experience ranging from representing sector leading franchisors to some of the hottest emerging brands.

Our franchise team includes 3 Certified Franchise Executives, 1 former member of the CFE Board of Governors, a current member of the International Franchise Association’s Supplier Forum Board, 2 chairs of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Franchise Law Committee, and the first North Carolina attorney elected by their peers for designation as Best Lawyers In America for franchise law.

As a full service, mid-size law firm, Manning Fulton is uniquely positioned to provide franchisors with both their technical franchise experience as well as the full range of legal services they need from a franchisor as the brand’s outsourced legal service provider.  For over 20 years, Manning Fulton has guided brands from launching their initial franchise offering to successful exit in a wide variety of industries and with a broad range of business models.

Our team can help you

  • Navigate the franchise regulatory requirements of federal and state law
  • Produce and maintain your Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Protect your business by providing legal advice
  • Develop your intellectual property portfolio with trademark registration
  • Conduct franchise sales, franchise transfers, and franchise terminations
  • Manage risks