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Our role: to be your quarterback.

We view our role as much more than the preparation of required legal documents. With over 35 years of experience representing both start-up and mature franchise companies, Mr. Steinberg has developed vast knowledge in all aspects of franchising, enabling him to offer legal services and guidance to a broad spectrum of industries. His role is viewed as "quarterback" to your franchise system, providing not just traditional preparation and registration of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) under federal and state law, but also guidance in the franchise sales process, franchise operations, resolution of franchise disputes and best practices with respect to establishing positive relationships with franchisees.

Our goal is to assist you in ways that are "non-traditional" for law firms to undertake. These include the following:

EB-5 Program: An Attractive Source for Franchise Sales

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In addition to traditional transactional and dispute resolution services to franchisors, Mr. Steinberg and the Immigration Law Department of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C., have the experience to link foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in the United States to invest in franchises. Through the federal EB-5 program, an immigrant investor must make an investment of $1 million in a new commercial enterprise that will create at least 10 new jobs ($500,000 if the jobs are created in a targeted employment area) in the United States during the first 2 years. Once these criteria have been met, the investor then will receive a 2-year conditional green card from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A second filing is then made at the end of the 2 years to secure an unconditional green card. Green cards may be issued not just for the individual investor, but immediate family members as well.

Our Consultants & Team Members

A quality franchise organization must have a "team" of legal, accounting, sales representatives and other consultants experienced in all facets of franchise operations. Based on working relationships developed over 35 years, Mr. Steinberg has developed a team of expert individuals who have worked in and provided such services to the franchise industry for their entire careers.  See some of these experts on our Franchising Consultant Team page.

Michigan Franchisor Network

Since 2013, we have established and conducted a free networking group for the principals or executive officers of franchise companies to meet on a quarterly basis at our offices to discuss mutual issues of common concern to franchise systems. In addition, we present at these meetings guest speakers who are experts in different areas that are material to franchise systems including, among other subjects, marketing, operations, accounting systems, franchise relations, franchisee workouts, product sourcing and best practices.

"David has been a true partner during our journey as a new franchisor of waste disposal transportation franchises. His extensive experience within the industry has provided him with both a breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as a network of contacts that are all invaluable to us as his clients. His competency is rivaled only by the courtesy and timeliness with which he carries out his work."
Mike Ampe, VaVia Waste Management
"I was looking into joining a franchise, but I knew nothing about the process. I am very happy to say I contacted David L. Steinberg. His expertise and experience was very valuable in the entire process. I have only been a franchise owner for 2 weeks, and some of the issues that we talked about have already come up, and I am on the right side of the decision. He saved me money because of his experience, and I feel we made a very good deal thanks to his advice. I highly recommend David L. Steinberg to anybody considering entering a franchise agreement."
Tom Herrington, President, CarStar (Novi MI)
"Attorney David Steinberg has been a fantastic resource for my organization. Whether I've asked for his counsel on Franchisee Agreements or acquiring other restaurants he has always put my interests first. David has always responded quickly to my needs and has made himself available at any time. My organization will continue to use Attorney Steinberg for all of our legal needs in the years to come."
Bill Hall, President, M. Hall Enterprises d/b/a Tim Hortons
"The service provided by David Steinberg is nothing but professional and the response to our questions and requests have been and are provided in a timely manner.  He has helped expand our franchise business for the better and to make sure our franchise business is up to date with all the new franchising rules and regulations."
Bill Kiryakoza, Executive VP, Tubbys Sub Shops, Inc.
"Mr. Steinberg has been an advisor to me for the last 20+ years and we have developed multiple franchise systems together.  Over the last 10 years, with our franchise system, The Big Salad, David has not only provided strong legal and compliance advice and services but he has worked hard to assist in our brand’s success."
John Bornoty, President, The Big Salad
"As a former President of a franchise company, David has been a trusted franchise legal expert for over 10 years, leading the FDD Development of our retail start up and providing ongoing advice and counsel. One of his strongest skills is his sense of urgency when there are opportunities to grow the franchise network for the brands he is working with, applying his years of understanding of the franchisor/franchisee business model and relationships. Thanks David for all of the support over the years!"
Greg Danziger, Former Managing Member & President, Current Franchisor Development Consultant
"David Steinberg has helped me to effectively run our franchise system. He is always available to communicate and help with everything you need. In fact, he routinely hosts free events for  franchisors to help them to continue to grow and to network with each other. I would highly recommend David and their firm."
Richard Collins, President, Professional Karate Schools of America
"We met David 5 years ago when we needed help separating from an unethical franchisor. He made this process painless and swift. Since then, we have consulted with him on many business concepts to avoid any similar mistakes. We are asked frequently by people about franchising; we suggest that whether you are on your way in, out, or just considering starting your own, it would be foolish not to consult with David Steinberg first!"
David Gonzalez, Small Business Owner
"David Steinberg is a great choice if you need a franchise attorney. He consistently goes the extra mile and brings a legal analysis at all  times while still recognizing that when all is said and done, it is about people. Highly recommend."
Paul Lyons, President, Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise
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