About Sarah Pilcher
The Franchise Lawyer
Business Lawyer specializing in Franchising
(64) 0275 649942
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Franchising and licensing
Advice and documents for establishment and launch of new franchise and license systems;
Advice on structure of system and obligations and rights of franchisor and franchisees;
Writing Franchise Agreements and disclosure documents;
Intellectual Property protection and licences;
Converting overseas Franchise Agreements for New Zealand;
Adapting New Zealand Franchise Agreements and Disclosure Documents for Australia; (subject to Australian lawyer review)
Acting for overseas franchisors and master franchisees on all local matters;
Ongoing legal and practical advice and assistance to franchisors with franchisee sign-up, renewals, assignments, disputes and termination.
to Franchisees before signing Franchise Agreements;
Advice, review and drafting of Agreements to Lease, Deed of Lease, Sub-Leases, Occupation Licences.
Advice to landlords and tenants on rights, obligations and breach.
Start-up advice, forming companies, ownership structures, owner obligations and rights.
Helping to identify, reduce and managing business and trading risk for business owners and managers.
Supply and Distribution
of products and services
Product Distribution Agreements,
Manufacturing and Supplier Contracts;
Terms of Trade;
Warranties and limitation of liability.
Business and Share Sale and Purchase
Acting for vendors and purchasers of businesses - franchised and general;
Sale and purchase and issue of shares;
Sale and purchase of existing franchise chains;
Legal Due Diligence;
Heads of agreement;
Business Relationship Advice
Joint Venture Agreements,
Limited Partnership Agreements,
Buy Sell Insurance Agreements.
Writing and advising on employment agreements and independent contractor contracts;
Restraint of trade;
Disciplinary process and termination advice.
Advice, opinions and drafting on issues affecting businesses (in particular advertising, publications and customer contracts) under Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act and general law.
Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ)
Franchise New Zealand Magazine website
The Franchise Lawyer