skip to Main Content

Distribution and Franchise Disputes

by Gerald Saltarelli


Manufacturers and other sellers of goods and services reach their markets through a variety of means, including distributor agreements, contracts with sales representatives, and franchise relationships.  Disputes between the manufacturer/seller/franchisor, on the one hand, and the distributor/sales representative/franchisee, on the other, are frequently subject to arbitration under the relevant contracts.  The stakes in these disputes are high, as they often involve the survival of the distributor or franchisee as a going concern.  This article describes common characteristics of distribution controversies, remedies that may be available, advantages of using arbitration, and relevant considerations in drafting the arbitration clause.

Back To Top

Forgot Password?

Join Us

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.