Can You Break A Franchise Agreement

The existing franchise agreement is either awarded to the buyer or the buyer more often enters into a new franchise agreement with the franchisee. I work with many franchisees who, for one reason or another, are eager to withdraw from their franchise agreement: they don`t earn the revenue they need to be profitable, the franchisee doesn`t meet expectations, or there are personal reasons for having to leave the business. Whether or not a franchisee can withdraw from a franchise agreement depends on the actual agreement itself. It`s impossible to say whether or not a person can walk out of the agreement without reading it, but in my experience as a franchise lawyer who has reviewed a large number of different agreements, I can talk about what is a likely outcome for franchisees who want to withdraw from their agreement.