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Franchise Fraud & Misrepresentation in California

Protecting Franchisees from Unfair Practices

Legally defined, fraud is an act of professional misconduct that utilizes unfair or unlawful practices to secure financial gain from another party. Fraud is an act of deceit, and perpetrators must be held accountable. Unfortunately, franchisees and franchisors often become entangled in legal disputes involving misrepresentation and fraud.

We understand it can be upsetting when your rights have been violated, you have been taken advantage of, or your interests have been jeopardized. Our franchise lawyer in Los Angeles can represent you as you seek justice and compensation for the wrongs committed against you and your business.

At Franchise Legal Support, we have dedicated more than 30 years of practice to helping franchisees with various types of legal action, including pursuing compensation for damages and expenses incurred when addressing unfair practices. We understand your needs and your position since our lead attorney has been a franchisee himself.

Representation in Franchise Agreement Disputes

Even in the world of franchises, it is not uncommon for franchisors and franchisees to mislead one another. We have represented and mediated many cases for franchisees who have been misled or fraudulently victimized. We can help guide you through the process of reviewing a franchise agreement and help you understand your rights and duties before signing.


Examples of franchise fraud can include the following:

  • Modifications in a franchise agreement without first seeking approval
  • Breach of contract
  • Misrepresentation of profits or royalties
  • Excessive fees and costs
  • Unlawful termination of a franchise agreement

Franchisors typically have the upper hand in many fraud cases. Although they may have more access to resources and funds, we reassure you that franchisees have the right to take legal action as well. Franchise Legal Support is dedicated to representing franchisees and small business owners making an honest living and realizing their entrepreneurial dreams.

Are You a Victim of Franchise Fraud? Contact Franchise Legal Support!

Do you think your franchisor has violated a term in a contract? Do you suspect your franchisor has misrepresented information in any way? Allow us to help you protect your interests and rights so that you can keep running your business or terminate a business agreement. Contact Franchise Legal Support today and request a consultation if you have been the victim of fraud.

Franchisee Resources

If you are a franchisee, please check out our list of resources that provide useful information for operating your franchise.

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