At FranMan we have had the pleasure of working with many different suppliers from various industries. This page includes the contact information for those suppliers with whom we have worked, and whom we trust in order to offer you a recommendation of their services.

Franchise Attorneys

Vinson Franchise Law

Vinson Franchise Law Firm is a small, specialized law firm that provides high-quality franchise legal services to clients all over the United States (and in many foreign countries) — at reasonable prices. Our practice is limited to franchise law only.

The firm’s principal, Rob Vinson, has ’30 years’ experience as a lawyer, in diverse areas of practice, such as franchise law, business litigation, international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities. Since 1996, he has specialized in franchise law.

We represent start-up franchisors, existing franchisors, international franchisors and master franchisees, prospective franchisees, and existing franchisees in all types of franchise transactional matters and compliance matters.

Rob Vinson 

Mullin Rybicki Klopack, P.C.

Cheryl-Mullin-Med-e1417653901463Cheryl Mullin is the founding partner of Mullin Rybicki Klopack, P.C. Her practice focuses on assisting commercial clients achieve their growth objectives through franchising, joint ventures, acquisition, and private investment. She also provides intellectual property protection services to small and mid-size enterprises, business transition planning services for closely-held businesses, and commercial litigation support on business issues.

Cheryl earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1995, and her LL.M (Taxation) from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2013. She is recognized for her work in franchising by International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers (since 2013), Texas Super Lawyers (since 2012), and Best Lawyers in America (since 2007). Cheryl also has been recognized since 2007 by ?D? Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Dallas, and by Franchise Times magazine since 2004 as a ‘Legal Eagle.’ Cheryl lectures frequently on corporate and franchise-related topics and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Cheryl Mullin

Drumm Law

drummDrumm Law is a relationship law firm. We value our clients and treat their needs and issues as our own. We provide legal advice without the stiffness. While each of our attorneys has a suit and tie, it is our goal that you never need to see them in one.

Working with franchise systems across all industries, from those considering franchising their business to established franchise systems, Drumm Law has the knowledge and experience to handle your franchise legal needs.

Mike is an attorney with Drumm Law and our founder. He is continually recognized as a Franchise Times magazine ‘Legal Eagle’, is designated a ‘Certified Franchise Executive’ by the International Franchise Association and has received commendation from Super Lawyers. Mike attended law school at the University of Texas School of Law and the University College London. Mike obtained a BSBA in Business Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and serves on the Technology Committee. He is admitted to the state bars of Texas and Colorado.

Mike Drumm

Hoffer Adler LLP (Canada)

Joseph Adler PhotoAt Hoffer Adler LLP, we deeply value our close relationships with our clients. Our strength is our ability to apply our expert legal knowledge to help our clients reach their business goals in a practical and cost effective manner. We are experienced franchise, commercial, IP and litigation counsel

Joseph Adler is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer who assists clients in all matters related to their operations and transactions in Canada and a registered trade-mark agent. His particular emphasis is in franchising and distribution, intellectual property law and cross-border trade. Joseph serves as legal counsel for Canadian and US (and other foreign) franchisors doing business in Canada and Canadian franchisors doing business in the US, Europe and abroad. He also acts and has acted for various multi-unit franchisees and franchisee associations as well.

Joseph has published and has been quoted in numerous articles and has spoken on various franchising topics at venues organized by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the International Franchise Association (IFA). His firm has had experience with over 390 franchise systems, representing franchisors and franchisees.

Joseph Adler

Insurance Compliance Tracking

Certificate Management Services

Doug GrovesOur CTS is a “value-added” program focused on bringing your growing number of Franchisees into compliance with the insurance requirements specified in your FDD and franchise contract.

Our Service is not a policing network; however, our CTS trained staff notifies Corporate if and when a Franchise is out of compliance with the explicit insurance requirements of the FDD.

Our CTS focuses on your needs and requirements individually.

Doug Groves

National Signage and Graphics Program

FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

FASTSIGNS National Accounts represents over 700 FASTSIGNS centers to provide national signage programs to enterprising clients. We deliver the power of a trusted brand with a global network to provide project management, design, brand integrity protection, installation and fulfillment along with a single point of contact. We are your source for exterior signage, interior graphics, digital, fleet graphics and much more. We can help you build a brand book for your 1st location or manage national rebrands, FASTSIGNS National Accounts has been serving nationwide corporate and franchise brands since 1992.

Chris Becraft
Vice President FASTSIGNS National Accounts

Executive Search

GT&S Franchise Executive Search

GT&S Franchise Executive Search was launched in 2019 by Gary Gardner, Chairman of Franchise Update Media, Tom Portesy, President & CEO of MFV Expositions and Scott Lehr, formerly Executive Vice President with the International Franchise Association.

GT&S Franchise Executive Search was established with the mission to help franchise companies build out and grow their teams with high quality franchise executives. GT&S is exclusively focused on working with franchise companies that cross more than 100 different industry categories that use the franchise model to grow. The three partners, Gary, Tom and Scott collectively have over ninety years of experience in franchising building relationships and connecting franchise companies with qualified franchise executives. If you are looking for quality franchise executives to drive the mission of your company, let us help you get the right people on your team!

Scott Lehr

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)


Mr. Ryan Arcoraci is a Senior franchise and business marketing consultant for Brandwide ( Ryan has a decade of experience in the online marketing space. If you could use help developing your franchise online marketing strategy, choosing the right franchise CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution, developing or redeveloping your franchise website, or increasing your brand awareness through social media, give Ryan a call. From small businesses to large International three-hundred plus unit franchises, Ryan has helped a variety of franchises survive and thrive in the ever evolving digital marketing World. He is ready and willing to help you too!.

Ryan Arcoraci
Franchise Software & Service Consultant

Franchise Consultants

Management 2000

gappaThe growth of your business is our business. Management 2000 is a growth consulting firm working with companies looking to grow or improve their existing business. There are two ways to grow. The first is new locations. The second is the growth of your loyal, frequent user, promoter customers who recommend you to their sphere of influence. Management 2000 can help you design and implement strategies and tactics to do both of these.

Management 2000 was established in 1981 and since then, we are honored to have worked with over 1,450 companies. All of these companies put their confidence in the services we provide to improve their business.

Our clients range from those who are considering franchising a business or startup to well-established companies with thousands of locations. We have also consulted extensively with businesses as they plan for the future, working together to overcome current issues and challenges.

Bob Gappa 

Jerry Darnell and Associates

JerrySuccess in franchising is like success in any business model – it is defined by bottom line numbers. True success is attained by growing from where you are to where you want to be. ?In order to know how you are progressing, you need to have a standard or metric to measure against. Jerry Darnell and Associates provides the help that franchisors need to measure their growth and expand their reach.

We do this with a dose of common sense and putting franchisors together with the right suppliers.

Jerry Darnell and Associates serves franchisors at every stage of their growth and development, whether they are a new brand, an emerging brand or a mature brand. We provide an approach that covers all areas of the franchising spectrum, focusing on insuring that all aspects are running at peak capacity.

Jerry Darnell

Angela Cote

Angela is a Franchise Growth Catalyst who helps franchisors across North America grow twice as fast, with half the effort and costs … while having fun. Angela provides her clients with a modern, refreshing yet proven approach to franchising. She helps new franchisors assess whether the franchise growth model is a fit, and she helps established franchisors assess and remove growth road blocks so they can grow exponentially.

Angela Cote

redC Business Advocacy

With over 1000 collective openings, redC is your one-stop shop for any of your growth gaps. Whether it is as an extension to, or as the department itself, redC can help with Franchise Development, Brand Development, Real Estate, Design & Construction Management. Our concept to concrete experience and solutions have delivered proven results by attaining sales goals while meeting or exceeding scheduling and budgeting expectations. It is our commitment to procure strong franchise partners, provide polished brand support, deliver a well-established site selection process, while directing the construction ensuring unsurpassed quality in design through to a finished product.

Brendan has been in the franchise industry for fifteen years. He got his start wearing a myriad of hats for a small startup franchise in Denver, CO. In 2011, Brendan founded Charles Development Services specializing in real estate, design & construction management. Within nine months, Brendan attained eight franchise clients and contributed to a multitude of lease signings and subsequent openings nationwide. After three years of reinserting himself back into corporate life, while working within the health and wellness world, Brendan rebranded Charles Development Services and in 2015 redC Business Advocacy was born.

Brendan Charles

Franchise Relationship Management

FRM Solutions

Franchise RecruitmentStan

Franchisors need to keep candidates engaged and on track.  FRM’s solution to this is our Candidate Portal: where you will lay down a track for your candidates to follow and guide their self-directed discovery.

Unit Deployment

Managing all of the moving parts of the pre-opening process is what FRM helps you accomplish. Whether the location is virtual or has a physical site, FRM gives you a tool to assist with real time collaboration.

Legal Franchise Compliance

A franchisor can only truly manage the customer experience through legal and compliance. FRM helps you manage franchise documents and compliance agreements.

Stan Friedman

Custom Site Fabrication

F.C. Dadson

tim-matey-fc-dadsonFounded in 1975, F.C. Dadson is a manufacturing and program management company specializing in creating, designing, constructing, fabricating, fulfilling and installing retail environments and kiosks. Headquartered in northeast Wisconsin, F.C. Dadson combines personalized service with a corporate infrastructure and supplier network to provide clients with convenient and cost-effective end-to-end project management.

Tim Matey is a National Account Executive with F.C. Dadson and a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) through the International Franchise Association. He has over a decade of experience helping franchise brands expand nationally. He believes relationship-building and personalized services are the key to any project’s success.

Tim Matey
800-728-0338 x137

Franchise Consultants (Brokers)

International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG)

The International Franchise Professionals Group (also known as IFPG) is a membership based organization that has over 800 members. Our members consist of Franchisors, Franchise Brokers, Lenders, and other Franchise Professionals that help potential candidates in the process of buying a franchise.

Hundreds of nationally recognized franchise companies have chosen the IFPG and its members to represent their brand; hundreds of experienced franchise consultants and brokers have chosen the IFPG to power their business. All of these individuals understand the value of being associated with IFPG.

The IFPG is a strictly membership based organization that does not participate in any referral fees from our franchisor members or our brokers, thereby allowing all of our members to work freely together. Our long-term success is predicated on retaining our members and providing all the tools needed to help you sell more franchises, and close more deals.

Red Boswell
888-977-4374 x 112