Streamlining Franchisor Contracting Process

An international franchisor seeking to streamline its contracting process turned to Larkin Hoffman. The Larkin Hoffman team, led by Joe Fittante and Michael Fleming, worked with in-house counsel to revise, and in many cases create, form contracts for use by the franchisor in various situations. The Larkin Hoffman team also created a contract database and crafted procedures for contract use. The project was complicated by the size of the franchisor, the variety of contracts used by the franchisor and the number of franchisor personnel using the contracts. This work by the Larkin Hoffman team has led to greater efficiency by the franchisor in its contracting process and has decreased the franchisor’s dependence on outside counsel with respect to these matters.