Franchise law attorney Ashley Nielsen focuses her practice on providing a comprehensive range of legal services to prospective and current franchisees nationwide. Ashley’s background includes more than six years of representing both franchisors and franchisees, which gives her critical insight that she draws on in advising new and existing franchisees. Her decision to limit her practice to franchisee representation reflects her passion for helping small business owners.
Ashley has the right combination of experience and skill to help you as a prospective or current franchisee. Before opening her own law firm, she practiced franchise law in a firm, representing and advising franchisors and franchisees. Her extensive experience on both sides of franchise transactions provides her with special awareness and a perspective that is valuable for her franchisee clients.
Ashley’s experience includes drafting and reviewing hundreds of FDDs and franchise agreements. She understands these complex documents and the laws that apply to franchises. In conducting a review of your documents, she knows what to look for and can identify potential issues that could cause problems both in the short-term and longer-term. If possible and practical, Ashley will assist in negotiating with the franchisor for better terms.
In addressing issues that arise during the franchise term, her detailed familiarity with the provisions of the agreement that governs your legal relationship with the franchisor enables her to advise you of your rights and obligations and help you resolve your concerns effectively and expeditiously.
Ashley takes a personal approach to every client, to make certain that you are comfortable asking questions and expressing your concerns. She gets to know you and understand your business goals and operations. She takes as much time as necessary to discuss your franchise concerns to ensure that all issues are addressed. Her goal is to empower you with the knowledge and validation to give you confidence in your decisions.
Whether you are a new or existing franchisee, Ashley partners with you throughout the franchise term to address any franchise law matters that may arise. Ashley’s practice background also enables her to anticipate potential issues and areas of concern. Her client-centered approach and deep understanding of the legal relationship between franchisors and franchisees provide you with the assurance necessary to establishing and building a successful business.
If you are a prospective franchisee making a significant financial investment and undertaking substantial legal obligations as a franchisee, you should have an experienced, trusted advisor by your side who focuses solely on your legal interests. Ashley reviews your FDD and Franchise Agreement, alerts you to any atypical or potentially problematic terms, and ensures that you fully understand your legal obligations and the franchise terms.
Existing franchisees can count on Ashley to provide legal counsel and representation with matters that arise during the franchise term, such as review and negotiation of retail and commercial leases, franchise renewals, selling your franchise, and employment issues.
If you are a prospective franchisee or already own a franchise and would like to talk with Ashley Nielsen, please call (919) 335-3815 or use the online contact form. Nielsen Franchise Law provides legal services to franchisees throughout the United States and welcomes inquiries from referring attorneys, franchise brokers, and other professionals.