Matt Kreutzer serves as Chair of the firm's Franchise, Distribution and Antitrust practice group and is a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law by the California State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. He has spent more than a decade working with individuals and companies on issues relating to franchise law and is well-versed in all stages of the franchise relationship.
Regularly, Matt assists new and developing companies in developing, protecting and licensing their franchise and distribution systems. As part of this practice, he counsels companies regarding the laws and regulations pertaining to franchising nationwide and assists them in creating their contracts, Franchise Disclosure Documents, and other critical operational documents. With his background in franchise litigation, Matt understands the risks inherent in the relationship and works with his clients to limit those risks so that those franchisors can focus on brand and system growth.
As a litigator, Matt has experience representing franchise clients through mediation, arbitration and litigation involving encroachment, monetary defaults, federal Lanham Act violations, RICO and antitrust claims, legal releases, system standards defaults and compliance with state and federal laws.