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Franchise law is regulated by all levels of government, making it a complex field requiring expertise in many different specialty areas of law. Coupled with the unique relationship between franchisors and franchisees, the challenges for both parties can be extensive and complicated.

Jaffe has an extensive franchising law practice, with vast breadth and depth of experience in all aspects of franchising across a broad spectrum of industries. We represent both start-up and mature franchisors in every facet of franchise law, including the creation of franchise disclosure documentation, securing intellectual property rights, complying with federal and state franchise regulations, and the development of the franchise system. Jaffe also represents franchisees in the evaluation of their potential purchase, including franchise agreement review and negotiation. Additionally, we make ourselves knowledgeable in your area of business or industry in order to best understand the nature of your specific business needs both today and for the future.

Jaffe is a proud member of the International Franchise Association. Our attorneys are frequent speakers at seminars and author numerous articles in national franchise publications.

As a full-service business law firm, Jaffe is uniquely positioned to assist franchising clients in every aspect of their business and personal tax planning, including business formation, real estate acquisition and leasing, employee benefit plan development, employment agreement negotiation, and tax planning and reporting. We partner with you to achieve your business development goals efficiently and overcome your planning challenges.

Service Index

Clients Served:

  • Franchisors
  • Franchisees
  • Area developers
  • Master Franchisees
  • Councils
  • Associations
  • Co-ops
  • Trade Associations

Industries Served:

  • Assisted living
  • Automotive
  • Bedding
  • Child development
  • Cleaning
  • Education and tutoring
  • Fitness
  • Food and beverage
  • Haircare
  • Home furnishings
  • Home repair
  • Hotel
  • Insurance
  • Nutrition
  • Pet care
  • Printing
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation
  • Tax service



News & Representative Matters

November 14, 2019

22 Jaffe Attorneys Named as 2020 Top Lawyers by Dbusiness

SOUTHFIELD, MICH., November 14, 2019 – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 22 attorneys were recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers by DBusiness. The Top Lawyers list is compiled via a peer review survey, polling nearly 20,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Each attorney was asked ...

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November 5, 2018

24 Jaffe Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers by DBusiness Magazine

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – DBusiness magazine has selected 24 Jaffe attorneys in 21 practice areas as Top Lawyers for 2019. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey Weiss made the announcement. DBusiness’ annual Top Lawyer list is a comprehensive ranking of attorneys from across southeastern Michigan. The award is based on a peer-reviewed survey sent to attorneys from Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, ...

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November 15, 2017

Six Jaffe Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyers List

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, announced today that six of its attorneys have been named to DBusiness magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyers list. The attorneys recognized in their practice areas are: Christopher Andreoff – White-Collar Criminal Defense David Steinberg – Franchise Law Jennifer Oertel – Nonprofit/Charities Law Mark ...

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Representative Matters

  • Representing small and large franchise systems with respect to national expansion.
  • Created the Michigan Franchisor Network, a group of approximately 25 franchise companies that meet quarterly to discuss common issues.
  • Providing services as mediator and arbitrator in franchise dispute matters.