Jason Murray practices in the area of franchise and distribution law and provides counsel and assistance with creating, managing, licensing, protecting and enforcing franchised business relationships, product distribution systems and dealership networks. His franchise and distribution law practice specifically relates to licensing and development, regulation and compliance, and dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Jason represents franchisors in actions in both state and federal courts to enforce post-termination provisions of franchise agreements and covenants not to compete, to prevent disclosure of confidential information, and to stop the wrongful use of trademarks and intellectual property by terminated franchisees. Additionally, he represents sub-franchisors, master franchisees, area developers, and multi-unit franchisees seeking to prevent a franchisor from wrongfully terminating a franchise relationship. In representing manufacturers and distributors, Jason has litigated complex antitrust issues regarding the termination of distribution arrangements.
Jason provides full-service franchise legal compliance programs that include the structuring, registration and updating of franchise offering documents throughout the United States. He oversees the preparation of required federal and state-specific disclosure provisions and drafts the contracts necessary to establish, protect and enforce franchised business relationships. Jason is also involved in maintaining the on-going disclosure, reporting and registration renewal needs of clients in strict compliance with all the federal and state laws that govern their franchise, distributor and dealer relationships. In addition, he serves as an arbitrator and focuses on the resolution of disputes between franchisors and franchisees or disputes otherwise involving franchising issues.