Franchise Law First and Foremost™
Franchise law is a complex and specialized area of law requiring focused training and expertise.
Barry Kurtz, the sole shareholder of Kurtz Law Group, A Professional Corporation, has specialized in the practice of franchise law since 1980. With offices in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) and Santa Barbara, California, he has been licensed to practice law in California since 1973 and was certified as a Legal Specialist in Franchise & Distribution Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization in July 2009.
The firm's clients include both franchisees and franchisors of international, national, regional and start-up organizations across a broad spectrum of industries. As a franchise lawyer, Barry and his team provide their clients with a unique perspective on the issues and demands that owners, sellers and buyers of businesses face in the sale, purchase, financing and operation of their businesses. Barry's familiarity with franchising - as an attorney, franchisor executive and franchisee developer - brings a wealth of expertise to his clients.
The firm's practice as a franchise lawyers includes every step of the franchise process - the regulation, development and creation of infrastructure for franchising companies, franchisor and franchisee relations and the resolution of franchisor/franchisee disputes. From the creation of franchise programs, drafting of franchise-related documents, and regulatory compliance to day-to-day business counseling, the firm's clients benefit from the team's extensive knowledge.
The firm's experience also includes the representation of entrepreneurs, professionals and privately and publicly held companies engaged in a variety of businesses. The firm has represented sellers and buyers in hundreds of asset and stock sales, as well as restaurant operators and other commercial tenants in their real estate and lease matters.
Mr. Kurtz has extensive experience in commercial transactions. He has represented sellers and buyers in hundreds of asset and stock sales, as well as restaurant operators and other commercial tenants in their real estate and lease matters.
Barry Kurtz provides expert witness testimony in the field of franchise law in civil litigation matters. When much is at risk, it is important to have a credible and informed analysis from an attorney with deep experience in franchise law. Mr. Kurtz has been in the field of franchise law for 30 years. As a certified specialist in franchise law, he provides clear and informed expert testimony.
Mr. Kurtz has earned Martindale Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethics and is listed in Martindale Hubbell's National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Mr. Kurtz was named as a 2010, 2011 and 2012 Super Lawyer by the Journal of Law & Politics in January 2010, 2011 and 2012.
In August 2012, Mr. Kurtz was selected by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the top 7 attorneys and trusted advisors in the San Fernando Valley. Twenty-five advisors in four professions - law, accounting, banking and insurance were recognized at this event, as the San Fernando Valley Business Journal stated, "for their commitment to high-quality client service, their longevity as professionals in their chosen fields and their commitment to overall excellence."