Franchise business is our business

Your Secret Sauce

At West Coast Franchise Law, we're not your typical legal eagles. Our particular brand of personalized service, out-of-the-box thinking, and deep, specialized legal knowledge tips the scales for the dynamic franchisees we serve. We know our clients’ dreams for their businesses, and we know franchising inside out. So, whatever the legal matter at hand, we work quickly, creatively, and effectively to resolve issues, negotiate deals, and provide counsel that supercharges franchise businesses. Beyond providing superior legal services, we strive to be the secret sauce that helps our clients build great businesses and lasting legacies.

Nate Riordan

Alan Wenokur

Faye Rasch

Cat Reny

Andrea Sessions Kneiss

Lauren Holamon

Shelby Smith

A few of the brands we proudly serve

A proven track record

Delivering Legal Excellence

WCFL is a leading advocate for the interests of franchisees and their legacies. We've proudly represented over 500 franchise owners.
Our valued clients have relied on us as a trusted partner as we've facilitated the acquisition, sale, and development of over 3000 franchise locations.
Franchise Systems
We leverage our expertise to help grow and protect the interests of a diverse array of franchise businesses and brands in a competitive landscape.
Restructured Debt
We’ve restructured over $100 million in secured debt to create a path to financial recovery and increased profitability for our clients.

We’ll always be so grateful for the care you showed for our situation and the sincere advice when we were so devastated, afraid and confused. You were willing to think WAY outta the box for options to get us out of such a complicated web of insanity. And walk us through each cost and outcome. You really brought it all to a close like a master. Not even a year later, our life has turned around and our family is thriving again! The trust we have in you to handle our legal matters comes with being able to rely on your competency. So a huge thank you again and we appreciate being able to count on you for our future!

Happy Client
Representative Transactions

  Represented franchisees in the purchase or sale of

16 corporate Taco Bell

  restaurants in Washington State,

18 Wendy’s

  restaurants in Florida,

37 Taco Bell

  restaurants in Washington State,

10 Applebee’s

  restaurants across the Southern U.S.,

19 Panera Cafes

  in the Southern U.S.,

27 Taco Bell

  restaurants in Utah (with real estate),

12 Burger King

  restaurants in California (from several franchisees to one buyer),

35 Burger King

  restaurants (sold to private equity group),

74 Taco Bell

  restaurants (sold to private equity group in two simultaneous transactions),

18 Taco Bell

  restaurants in Washington State,

14 Taco Bell

  restaurants in North Dakota;

  Negotiated & closed

11 sale-leasebacks

  (for one client to 10 different landlords in 6 months);

  Negotiated acquisition of

21 Sonic Drive-In restaurants

  (with simultaneous sale & leaseback closing)

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Our attorneys specialize in franchise law and will guide you confidently through the legal intricacies of launching a franchised business. And as you grow, we’ll collaborate with you to navigate the complexities and nuances of operating on a larger scale. Wherever you are in your franchise journey, our firm will provide visionary counsel and help you establish the legal foundation you need to realize your business goals.

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