Product distribution systems are a species of commercial transactions that are subject to a significant degree of regulation, both at the state and federal levels in the United States and in foreign countries. Further, the relationships among the various components of such systems are not always amicable — a fact of business life that frequently gives rise to litigation. In addition to drafting or reviewing and negotiating distributorship, sales representation, and franchise agreements and programs, attorneys in the group can counsel you with regard to all aspects of your domestic and international distribution, franchise, and commissioned agency arrangements.
We enjoy a long history of assisting in establishing, administering, and terminating distribution relationships efficiently and effectively. Among Foley’s products distribution clients are manufacturers, distributors, and franchisees of products in virtually all markets, including automobiles, major consumer appliances, farm and construction equipment, computer hardware and software, food, clothing, medical supplies and equipment, and alcoholic beverages.