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“A successful franchise program can only be achieved through a teamwork of qualified professionals. As an attorney with over 38 years practicing franchise law, I appreciate the opportunity to work with experienced franchise consultants like the Stanwood Group who have the long term interests of their clients and the franchise industry at heart.”

David L. Steinberg, Franchise Attorney David L. Steinberg, P.C. Southfield, MI

“The Stanwood Group along with Robert Katz have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in building a top notch team of franchise professionals as part of their ongoing effort to make franchising affordable and accessible to the founders of great businesses that might not otherwise be in a position to franchise.” read more

Dan Warshawsky, Franchise Attorney Warshawsky Law Group, PLLC Scottsdale, AZ

"We had the most wonderful experience working with Mr. Katz from the Stanwood Group who personally assisted us and one of our clients in South Florida last year. Mr. Katz is the definition of professionalism and excellence in the field of Franchise Development. We look forward to continuing to work with him and the Stanwood Group in future engagements with our international portfolio of clients looking to franchise in the United States."

Nina R., Executive Assistant Gagel Law Firm Washington, D.C.

"Having been practicing franchise law for over 30 years and working with some of the nation’s leading franchise development companies, Stanwood stands out as a leader in the franchise community supporting small businesses."

Sam Morrison, Franchise Attorney Morrison Law Offices, P.C. Atlanta, Georgia

"I highly recommend the Stanwood Group for businesses wishing to explore franchising. I am continually impressed with their attention to detail, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile. I always enjoy working with Stanwood Group clients because I know they have been given thoughtful, experienced guidance. When the Stanwood Group refers a new franchise to me for legal representation, I know they are going to be organized, prepared, and have all the tools for success!"

Hannah Joseph, Franchise Attorney Katz Korin Cunningham Indianapolis, IN

"When experience makes all the difference, there is one name that comes to mind when I think of Franchise Consulting and Sales Services. My office has been fortunate to work with many of Stanwood's clients. I'd recommend Stanwood's services to businesses looking to franchise that won’t break the bank! I can speak firsthand when I say, “business owners derive tremendous value from Stanwood's services as they are represented with the highest level of professionalism and integrity."

Sarah Holmes, Esquire Holmes Business Law, P.C. Ardmore, PA

"Franchise Gator is proud to be partnering with The Stanwood Group in providing outstanding digital advertising opportunities to Stanwood's exciting North American network of coast to coast franchisors!"

Eric Bell, General Manager Roswell, GA

"As a former Franchise Regulator for Washington State and practicing Franchise Attorney, I appreciate the superior level of preparedness that the Stanwood Group provides to its start-up franchisors to set them up for success. Because of that, I am proud to also serve as one of their Board of Advisor Members."

Dan Matthews, Franchise Attorney Warshawsky Law Group, PLLC, Scottsdale, AZ

"Elman Technology Law is honored to have been selected as a preferred provider of intellectual property services for clients of The Stanwood Group."

Gerry J. Elman, J.D. Elman Technology Law, P.C. Swarthmore, PA

"As a Stanwood Group Advisor Member and Preferred Supplier Vendor, I have enjoyed working with many Stanwood Group Franchisors in assisting them in growing their brands."

Joseph E. Maenner, Esq. Maenner & Associates, LLC Downingtown, PA

“As an attorney that represents Franchisees in the complex process of purchasing their new franchises, I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Katz on numerous transactions and found him to be pleasant, professional and fair while at the same time doing an exemplary job of representing the Stanwood Group's clients’ best interests.”

Kerry R. Morgan, Esq. Collins & Jones, P.C. Raymore, MO

"I always have a great experience working with the Stanwood Group and their Franchisors!”

Tera Thomas, Senior Funding Consultant FranFund Fort Worth, TX

"If you're looking to franchise your business, Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group are the best in the industry. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide clients with the highest level of customer service possible. I strongly recommend!”

Antonne Jones, Owner Groovy Smoovies, LLC Haddonfield, NJ

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