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Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP

Led by David Cahn, who has 25 years of experience representing franchisors and franchisees in disputes, negotiation and regulatory compliance, Whiteford provides a unique value full service representation to franchising companies. From the core issues of franchise sales and relationships, to other important matters like taxation, intellectual property protection and enforcement, restructuring distressed companies, and real estate development, our 190 attorneys are experienced in all legal issues important to successfully launching, growing and managing a franchise network. We have a practical, solutions oriented approach towards obtaining favorable client results.

Baltimore, MD
United States

Primary Services
Franchise Consultants
Real Estate

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The Franchise and Business Law Group at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Over two decades of experience advising Franchisors and Franchisees on the key legal issues they face.

The Franchise and Business Law Group at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs pursue the American Dream through franchising.

We represent franchisors, franchisees and other entrepreneurs in the first stages of their quest to create and grow their business, and we counsel and represent them as they grow.  This includes representing clients who are: (1) franchising their proven business concepts; (2) purchasing a franchise to start a business,  or purchasing or selling an existing franchised business; or (3) active franchisors who have a dispute with a franchisee, or require counseling to avoid such disputes.



With over 190 lawyers in 17 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic, we are experienced in all relevant legal matters including commercial real estate leases or transactions; the buying, selling and financing of an existing business; intellectual property rights protection, licensing and enforcement; and tax planning and controversies.

Are you interested in growing an already successful business by franchising across the country?

Are you considering franchising as an option for starting a business in Maryland, Virginia, D.C. Delaware, or Pennsylvania?

Click here to learn more about the services we offer to franchisors and franchisees, and click here for a complete biography of Mr. Cahn.