A boutique litigation firm

About Mulcahy Lofstrom LLP

Mulcahy Lofstrom LLP was established in 2001 with one simple goal: help clients achieve their business objectives through the delivery of cost-effective legal services that lead to favorable results. Fifteen years later, Mulcahy Lofstrom LLP has established a national reputation as a preeminent boutique firm of trial lawyers and trusted advisors practicing in the areas of franchise, distribution, antitrust and unfair competition.

Mulcahy Lofstrom LLP brings to this endeavor a distinct level of trial experience and economic sophistication with respect to franchise and distribution law. We are – and have been – engaged in a wide range of matters in many different industries on behalf of manufacturers and distributors, franchisors and franchisees, and others. We also counsel clients with distribution systems on matters such as dealer terminations, redrafting distribution contracts, ongoing contract performance, restructuring of distribution systems, pricing, vertical restraints, dual distribution, developing new advertising and marketing programs as they relate to distribution, and antitrust and trade regulation matters.

Our lawyers are recognized as leaders in the franchise and distribution legal community. We are certified specialists in franchise and distribution law as recognized by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. We also currently hold (or have recently held) leadership positions on the California Franchise Committee (Chairs) and on the Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission, California Board of Legal Specialization. We regularly write and speak on franchise, distribution and competition issues for, among others, the California State Bar, the International Franchise Association and the American Bar Association.

Our aim is as simple as it is straightforward: we put the client first. Everything we do for our clients is intended to advance their interests and goals while helping them evaluate the costs, benefits and risks associated with litigation, arbitration and alternative courses of action.

Our lawyers are bound together by two basic principles. First, we are experts at resolving competition, franchise and distribution disputes and problems. Whether through litigation in state or federal court, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, we have the ability to achieve favorable and prompt results for our clients. Second, we are pragmatists and provide our clients with real-world advice. This philosophy, and our reputation, has been an impetus for our success, both in and out of courts throughout the United States. 

  • Our History

    Our History

    The firm was founded in 2001 by Jim Mulcahy after many years as a lawyer in private practice and as General Counsel for a $2 billion corporation.

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  • Our Approach

    Our Approach

    At Mulcahy LLP, our approach is unique in that we find the best business solution for our client, and if that solution is litigation, we litigate to win from the very beginning.

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  • Our Affiliations

    Our Affiliations

    Franchise and Distribution is a very specialized area of the law. Below are several resources to help you navigate the practice.

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