DLA Piper | International Franchise Association


With lawyers in cities across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, DLA Piper is proud to represent the International Franchise Association and hundreds of franchise companies in more than 70 business sectors and 100 countries.


With lawyers located in more than 30 countries and 76 offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, DLA Piper is a global law firm positioned to help companies with their legal needs throughout the world. We have practiced franchising, distribution and related areas of law for more than 40 years. The 20 partners and senior lawyers in our franchising and distribution law group average in excess of 25 years of experience in those fields.

Our clients operate in most of the business sectors that have adopted franchising as a method of distribution. They represent a broad spectrum of size and experience, from entrepreneurs and startup companies to large franchisors, manufacturers and distributors, with networks ranging from dozens to thousands of outlets. We have worked for clients in more than 100 countries and are respected around the world for our experience. Chambers and Partners calls us “The most distinguished player in the franchising area” and “the world’s most recognizable force in franchising,” commenting that DLA Piper “stands in a class of its own.” The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers singles out 17 of the group’s lawyers for recognition, more than double the number from any other practice. The Franchise Times names 14 of our lawyers among its “Legal Eagles”—the top franchise lawyers in the US and Canada. The publication calls them “super lawyers, the go-to guys and problem solvers who have earned the respect of their peers, clients and advisors.”

Additionally, we serve as General Counsel to the International Franchise Association. We practice franchise and distribution law from offices in Chicago (312-368-4000), Washington, DC (202-799-4000), Northern Virginia (703-773-4000), Atlanta (404-736-7800), San Francisco (415-836-2500), Houston (713-425-8400), and Palo Alto (650-833-2000).

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

“Continues to stand head and shoulders above its competitors”

“Enduring high profile in franchisor representation”

“Impressive global footprint”

Law Firm of the Year

Recognized by U.S. News World Report as “Law Firm of the Year” in the Franchise Law category in 2016. The firm also received a tier-one category ranking in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, DC/Northern Virginia.

Who’s Who Legal

“We have no hesitation in once again declaring DLA Piper the leading firm in the world in this area.” We have been hailed as the number one global law firm in the area of franchise law for eleven consecutive years, every year since the award began.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

“Clearly the crème de la crème of the franchising world”

“This global heavyweight maintains its reputation as an international leader in franchising work”


Business Established: 1960
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Web Address: http://www.dlapiper.com
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