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Franchising

Developing strategies for sustainable success

Whether you’re buying a franchise or setting one up, seeking expert advice from the outset is vital. Because every business is different and every franchising opportunity unique, franchise agreements need to be tailored to reflect the specific circumstances and the individual parties involved.

We’re members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand and support their vision for ‘best practise’ franchising, helping both franchisees and franchisors to proceed with confidence by providing expert advice and the full benefits of our considerable experience in this area.

We’ve helped establish franchises across a wide range of industries and sectors, and have an extensive database of contacts, including specialist franchise accountants, bankers, and business brokers, who we can recommend with confidence.

For Franchisees (those looking to buy into a franchise) our services include:

  • Advice on legal rights and obligations under franchise documentation
  • Financing issues
  • Leasing of premises
  • Employment and health and safety issues
  • Ownership structures and their tax implications 
  • Asset protection, both for your business assets and lifestyle assets 
  • Dispute resolution

For Franchisors (those setting up or selling a franchise) we’re able to assist with:

  • Advice on legal rights and obligations under franchise documentation
  • Financing issues
  • Processes for securing strategic premises for the franchise system and the best structures for leasing of premises
  • Intellectual Property protection
  • Employment and health and safety issues
  • Ownership structures and their tax implications
  • Dispute resolution 
  • To discuss any aspect of the Franchising process, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly qualified team.

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Contact one of our specialists today 

Partners:

Alan Prescott - alan.prescott@harmans.co.nz
Mark Sherry - mark.sherry@harmans.co.nz

Senior Associate:

Jessica Marshall - jessica.marshall@harmans.co.nz

 

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