New England Franchise Law Attorney

Weston Patrick, P.A.

Weston Patrick, P.A. in Boston, Massachusetts is a full-service law firm that has been a staple in Boston’s legal community for over 100 years. While we offer a variety of legal services in business law, real estate law and general litigation, we have a significant focus in franchise law.

We are dedicated to solving problems, closing deals and winning lawsuits. Our attorneys have solid training and know the value of research, thoroughness and preparation. They have chosen to practice in a small firm setting because they are committed to delivering quality legal services in a responsive and cost effective manner. In addition to our franchise and distribution law practice we offer legal services to the business community in the following areas:

Business law services to established, start-up and emerging companies including:

  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Business Consulting and Transactional Matters
  • Limited Liability Companies and Corporate
  • General and Limited Partnerships
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Commercial Loan Representation
  • Business Succession and Estate Planning
  • Employee Restrictive Covenant and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Shareholder Relations and Disputes
  • Trusts and Probate
  • Taxation

Real estate law services encompassing commercial and residential transactions including:

  • Purchase, Sale and Lease of Commercial and Residential Property
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Landlord/Tenant Relations

The firm has an active litigation and dispute resolution practice . Our attorneys appear regularly in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings and mediations. Our firm’s practice is concentrated in the following areas:

  • Commercial and Contract Disputes
  • Franchise Terminations and Enforcement
  • Franchise Fraud
  • Business Torts
  • Insurance Defense/Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Real Estate Disputes: Commissions, Leases, Sales Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Debt Collection

Our colleague, attorney L. Seth Stadfeld, has over 30 years of legal experience advising and representing franchisors and franchisees on the following issues:

Contract negotiation
Franchise offerings
Structuring agreements
Registration assistance
Obtaining regulatory clearance
Trademark licensing
Anti-trust compliance
Franchise purchases and sales
Pricing and supply control issues
Litigation  Mediation  Arbitration

Effective franchisee and franchisor representation for over 30 years…

An experienced New England franchise law attorney, Mr. Stadfeld has represented individuals and business entities in a variety of industries ranging from automotive to telecommunications. He is the author of numerous articles and has served as a frequent speaker on franchise law-related subjects for the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the International Franchise Association, the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Attorney Stadfeld has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the area of franchise and distribution law. He has served as an adjunct professor at New England School of Law in Boston, and as a former member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Franchising.

Contact New England franchise law attorney L. Seth Stadfeld at Weston Patrick, P.A. Whether you are a dealer, distributor, franchisee, franchisor or supplier, Mr. Stadfeld is an experienced and proficient franchise lawyer able to effectively resolve your franchising issues.

Weston Patrick, P.A.
L. Seth Stadfeld, Member
19 Pamet Road, Yarmouth, MA 02673
3 Carlton St, Brookline, MA 02446
Tel: 781-444-4883
Fax: 617-742-5734
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