• Home Inspection
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Insurance Brokerage
  • Internet Services
  • Management Consultants
  • Marine Services
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Nutritional Cafes
  • Organic Gardening
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Senior Care
  • Specialty Retail Stores


For Franchisor

To assist with the setup of a new franchise concept. We initially review your existing operation (including conferences with you and your staff). Then we prepare all necessary documents to comply with franchise disclosure and registration laws to permit you to offer and sell franchises. We charge a single flat legal fee for the complete package of franchise formation and compliance services, including preparation of FDD, franchise agreement and all related exhibits, and multiple conferences to develop the franchise program.   

Most prospective franchisors already have an existing business in operation. In these circumstances, we recommend a separate entity (corporation or limited liability company) be formed. In order to insulate your ongoing business registered trademark or service mark, from franchising activities and to minimize the cost of audited certified financial statements from an independent accountant.

The costs for postage, photocopies and telephone toll charges are absorbed in the hourly or flat legal fee we charge. Other expenses we advanced for you (including filing fees to franchise regulatory or other government agencies and courier services are billed at actual cost.

For Franchisees

We provide prospective franchisees with a review and report of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement (or Lease Agreements and License Agreements) for a flat fee.  

  • Advertising Specialty Services
  • Appraisals
  • Automobile Services
  • Children Learning Centers
  • Commercial Real Estate Business
  • Computer Training and Support
  • Cosmetic Salons
  • Fast Food, Fast Casual and Full Service Restaurants
  • Fitness Centers and Studios
  • Food Retailers
  • Game Stores
  • Health Clubs

Don M. Drysdale is the sole practitioner of our Orange County based law firm and is a California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law. The firm exists to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients, in a timely manner and for a reasonable fee. Effective representation and client satisfaction are our primary goals. We specialize in franchise documentation, franchise regulatory compliance and franchisor franchisee relations.