We serve
  • fast food
  • m.b.e.
  • multi-unit
  • generational
  • growing
  • private equity
  • regional brand
  • distressed
  • family-owned
  • restructuring
  • multi-brand
  • airport
  • quick-serve
  • national brand
  • selling & exiting
  • ground leasing
  • legacy-building
  • joint-venture
  • start-up
Legal Services for Franchisees

WCFL is with you at every stage of business

West Coast Franchise Law helps franchisees solve problems, cultivate strategic partnerships, and identify valuable business opportunities. From your first purchase to your hard-won exit, we collaborate with you to grow and protect your brand.
Growing + Developing
Fuel your franchise with WCFL’s expert legal counsel. Whether you're opening or acquiring additional stores, expanding into a new brand, exploring leading-edge business models, or just starting out, our team dispenses smart legal guidance to pave a successful journey for you and your franchise.
Assessing + Solving
Navigating legal terrain is challenging. Our seasoned and proactive attorneys are here to quickly and holistically assesses any issues that may arise. WCFL provides comprehensive legal solutions, from restructuring debt and lease obligations to negotiating complex deals, or dispute resolution. We’ll safeguard your interests while minimizing your legal risk.
Selling + Exiting
When it's time to move on, do it with confidence. Our firm works hand-in-hand with you to preserve your legacy and facilitate a successful exit. We’ll help you hand over the keys as you prepare to embark on the new opportunities that lie ahead.
Strategic Partnering
Foster strategic alliances that invigorate your business. Whether it's joint ventures, private equity, or acquisitions, the WCFL team expertly identifies, negotiates, and structures partnerships that align with our clients' franchise goals.

From ambitious start-ups and flourishing multi-unit franchisees to distressed franchisees, we provide every client with creative solutions and practical legal counsel. We are here to ensure that each decision or transaction supports your vision, and is the best way forward for your business.

Meet our team

I help people in many different franchise concepts lease spaces all over the U.S. One of my clients is a Taco Bell franchisee and their lawyer is Nate Riordan at West Coast Franchise Law. West Coast Franchise Law handles all aspects of their business including lease negotiations. Unlike many other attorneys, they work to come up with thoughtful solutions and solve problems. When I am asked to refer an attorney I say go get Nate, no more searching, he’s your guy!

Yohar Renaud
Vice President, Mattis Partners

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We represent franchisees with dozens of locations, as well as individuals buying their first store. Contact us to see how we can help jumpstart your business, ensure it continues to thrive, or get it back on the road to success.