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The Franchise Guru
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The Right Fit.

HAROLD L. KESTENBAUM is an attorney who has specialized in franchise law and other matters relating to franchising since 1977. From May 1982 until September 1986, Harold served as franchise and general counsel to Sbarro, Inc., the national franchisor of over 1,000 family-style Italian restaurants and, was a director from March 1985 to December 2006.

From September 1983 to October 1989, he served as President and Chairman of the Board of FranchiseIt Corporation, the first publicly traded company specializing in providing franchise marketing and consulting services and equity financing to emerging franchise companies, which he co-founded. Harold has authored the first book dedicated to the entrepreneur who wants to franchise his/her business called "So You Want To Franchise Your Business". It is a step by step guide to what a businessperson needs to know and do to properly roll out a franchise program.

Harold's expertise in franchise law is enhanced by his practical experience in serving as the Chief Executive Officer of a national franchisor and in serving as a Director of numerous nationally and internationally known franchisors, experiences that are rare and unique in the area of franchise law.

Services Offered
Having access to the right tools is critical for a franchisor to succeed.

Some of the services our franchise lawyers provide include: Franchise consulting services, in combination with highly selective strategic alliances, to create a franchise road map:
  • Franchise feasibility studies.
  • Determination of franchise format.
  • Franchise Business plan development.
  • Capital resources.
  • Franchise Manual preparation.
  • Development and preparation of accurate Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) and Franchise Agreements.

Why Choose Me?
Franchise lawyer Harold Kestenbaum will work with all types and sizes of companies looking to franchise their new business. Our experience is what sets our franchise attorneys apart.

We can help. We bring more than 50 years of franchise legal experience at affordable fees. We do not charge big firm fees, so our franchisor clients do not have to worry about having to pay big firm prices for the same Franchise Lawyer services. Our fee structure is unlike any other franchise law firm in the industry. You will not pay for every call or email, nor will you pay additional fees at renewal time. With decades of experience in successfully representing franchisor business, and by charging fees that pale in comparison to what you may currently be paying, our unique structure has benefited franchisors of all types and sizes.

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