Are you interested in becoming your own boss? Do you want to become a small business owner? Many people consider purchasing a franchise of a larger, well-known company. But before deciding to purchase a franchise, talk to an experienced franchising attorney. While there are many benefits to owning a franchise, it also has its disadvantages. A lawyer who has worked with franchisors and franchisees will be familiar with the potential pitfalls, and can help you take proactive steps to avoid problems down the road. Franchising law firms can also work with franchisees to address disputes that arise with the franchisor.