Distribution & Franchise

Axley’s Distribution and Franchise Attorneys understand that our clients’ number one goal is running a successful business. Accordingly, our distribution and franchise lawyers focus on anticipating and solving distribution and franchising problems in a cost effective manner.

A vast patchwork of laws govern distribution relationships, including state and federal dealership, franchise, business opportunity, and sales representative laws. The Distribution and Franchise Team represents manufacturers, distributors, franchisors, franchisees, licensees and many other types of businesses that are affected by this web of federal and state statutes and regulations. Axley’s clients have included motor vehicle dealerships, liquor distributorships and utility vehicle manufacturers. Axley has also represented flooring distributors, cosmetic product suppliers, numerous franchisees and other businesses.

Axley’s Distribution and Franchise Team has significant experience counseling clients as to:
  • Distribution networks
  • Distribution contracts
  • Dealer terminations
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Product recall
  • Litigation

Not all problems are conducive to business solutions. For those circumstances, the Distribution and Franchise Team includes a team of aggressive litigators with a breadth of distribution and franchise law litigation experience.

Distribution & Franchise Attorneys

Client Successes

Breach of Dealership Agreement - $100,000+ Settlement
Sued dealership for breach of dealership agreement. Settled for over $100,000.
Hough, Brian C.
Distribution & Franchise
Successful Representation of Grantor of Dealership - Alleged $3M in Lost Profits
Won case for grantor of dealership: Grantor was found not liable in federal lawsuit in which the dealer alleged three million dollars in lost profits. The dealer was found liable for over $200,000 in attorneys’ fees.
Hough, Brian C.
Distribution & Franchise
Successful Representation of Grantor of Dealership - Corporate Debts
Won trial for grantor of dealership: The owner of the dealership alleged he was not personally liable for the dealership’s corporate debts.  Owner found personally responsible for $500,000.
Hough, Brian C.
Distribution & Franchise

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