Stout Kaiser’s corporate law practice includes entity organizations, mergers and acquisitions, loan closings, ownership disputes and separations, and all manner of business contracts and transactions. We provide dedicated legal counsel to entrepreneurs, professionals and businesses, large and small, in a variety of industries. Representative clients include dental and medical professionals, technology companies, restauranteurs, distributors, manufacturers, motor vehicle dealerships, construction companies, and marketing and advertising firms. In addition to closing business transactions, we counsel clients on an ongoing basis regarding employment matters, including restrictive covenants, protection of proprietary information, equity incentive plans, and shareholder, partnership, and operating agreements. We represent purchasers of franchised business opportunities that range from single unit to multi-unit, area representation and master franchise deals. The services we provide to our franchisee clients include the review and negotiation of the Franchise Disclosure Document and the franchise agreement and ancillary agreements that comprise the franchise offering. We work with early stage businesses to help evaluate whether franchising or another growth plan best meets their goals and to help implement a plan for success.