Franchise and Distribution Protection and Litigation

Stevens & Lee represents manufacturers, franchisors, wholesalers, distributors and franchisees throughout the country. We understand the competing interests of the various entities in the chain of distribution, and also understand the inter-dependent relationship between manufacturers and their distributors and franchisees.

We have represented manufacturers and distributors in many industries, including steel, battery, food and beverage, building materials, automotive, electronics and apparel, and have successfully handled a wide array of issues, including those relating to:

  • Franchising, such as price fixing, non-competition, exclusive territory arrangements, advertising requirements and ownership transfer
  • Antitrust
  • Robinson-Patman
  • Unfair trade practices
  • Confidentiality and theft of trade secrets
  • Lanham Act