Franchise Law

Torshen, Slobig & Axel, Ltd. counsels clients regarding the rights and responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees. We advise parties contemplating franchise agreements, and represent clients in litigation involving disputes arising out of franchise relationships. Torshen, Slobig & Axel, Ltd. lawyers have represented some of America's largest franchisors and also individual franchisees. James K. Genden wrote the leading article analyzing the Illinois Franchise Disclosure Act. (Guide to the Illinois Franchise Disclosure Act, 20 Franchise L.J. 59 (2000))

  • Hoffman v. Midas International Corporation, Case No. 00 CH 9878 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois). We represented franchisees in dispute with a franchisor over franchisor's development of a company-owned franchise location which was alleged to adversely affect interests of plaintiff franchisees.

  • Zeal Enterprises v. Spallone, Case No. 98 CH 787 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois). We represented our client in invalidating a defective franchise agreement.