Kern & Hillman, LLC is the Franchise Law Source. The firm was founded by Scott Kern when he returned to private practice after running the Carvel Corporation ice cream franchise company, a major Northeast franchisor of ice cream shops, for a number of years and serving concurrently as its General Counsel. Allan Hillman partnered with Scott to form Kern & Hillman, one of the few law firms in the country dedicated exclusively to clients engaged in franchising.

The firm represents Franchisors in:

  • Litigation and arbitration with franchisees;
  • Drafting of franchise agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents;
  • Registration of disclosure materials and regulatory compliance; and
  • Financing and mergers and acquisition transactions.

The firm also represents prospective Franchisees entering into franchise agreements and leasing real estate for their businesses.

Scott and Allan have over fifty years combined experience counseling franchise and distribution businesses.

The firm operates from offices in Hamden, Connecticut and provides representation to clients nationwide.






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