Mulcahy LLP specializes in the following areas of law:
Antitrust and Competition
We have extensive experience in counseling clients on a broad range of distribution issues, including price discrimination issues under the Robinson-Patman Act and vertical restraint issues under the Sherman Act and the Cartwright Act, as well as similar laws in other jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
The litigators at Mulcahy LLP have significant experience in commercial arbitration, representing manufacturers, suppliers, franchisors, distributors, franchisees, associations and individuals in a wide range of disputes arising out of transactions, investments, trade and other commercial activities in the United States.
Mulcahy LLP provides a full-service solution to franchisors, sub-franchisors, master franchisees, area developers, regional developers, franchising joint ventures, and franchisees with many of its lawyers gaining the rank of Certified Specialist in Franchise & Distribution law by the California State Bar.
Pricing Distribution and Compliance Counseling
We bring franchise, antitrust, competition and IP trial and practical business transactional experience to the complex issues of vertical and horizontal relationships with suppliers, distributors, retail customers and competitors.
Trademark and Copyright
Mulcahy LLP has significant depth in all areas covered by and related to the U.S. Lanham Act, including trademark litigation, counseling and the registration of trademarks, as well as unfair competition disputes arising under federal and state law.
Trade Secrets and other types of proprietary information often constitute the most valuable assets of a business, ranging from proprietary manufacturing methods, to proprietary methods of pricing, to proprietary information regarding customers and business strategies.
We represent clients in litigation involving contract breaches, corporate control, intellectual property infringement, employment disputes and other similar business conflicts.
Wholesale and Retail Distribution
Mulcahy LLP has successfully represented numerous clients in a long list of franchise and distribution cases before arbitrators, courts and juries throughout the United States. On the compliance side, we represent franchisors with licensing and franchise distribution agreements and documents including FDD documents for new franchisors as well as for mature franchise systems.