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Brett M. Buterick is a Founding Partner with The Franchise Firm. Brett concentrates his practice on dispute resolution and development of formation, growth, and sales strategies for franchise, licensing, and distribution clients. He serves as outside general counsel to numerous franchise clients.

Brett regularly advises franchisors, technology startups, consumer products companies, and established businesses in matters involving licensing, regulatory compliance, and complex business litigation. He routinely assists brands leveraging social media and emerging industries to accelerate growth. Brett has helped launch over 70 franchise brands and annually assists companies navigate state and federal franchise registration and renewal laws. He regularly helps early-stage franchise clients devise formation, expansion, and sale strategies by leveraging broad litigation experience to provide balanced, protective advice. Working with franchisors, entrepreneurs, and business owners of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, Brett offers each client a detail-oriented, experienced, and practical approach to addressing any franchise-related issue.

Brett is also a sought-after litigator representing clients in commercial and civil matters litigating in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has successfully defended companies in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, business competition, consumer protection, and trademark infringement claims. Prior to co-founding The Franchise Firm, Brett was a partner in the franchise, hospitality technology, and litigation practice groups of an AMLaw 200 law firm. Outside the office, Brett enjoys assisting several businesses in analysis and strategic planning as a board member.

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