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The Yau Law Firm
Focused on Protecting Businesses and Representing the Injured

Areas of Practice


Whether a business is seeking to become a franchise, or an entrepreneur is considering the purchase of a franchise operation, the Yau Law Firm has experience in all aspects of franchising. Contact the Yau Law Firm for a consultation in all franchise matters, including:

  • Drafting, evaluating, or negotiating the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), formerly known as the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC)
  • Deciding whether to franchise an operation
  • Enforcing the terms of a Franchise Agreement

We have represented both franchisors and franchisees. In addition, the Yau Law Firm has been part of Franchise Development teams. These teams work with entrepreneurs, business consultants, accountants, and other corporate experts. A Franchise Development team helps polish and package a business concept, preparing it for sale.


There are many legal requirements when establishing a business. Whether your FOR-PROFIT business will be an LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp, or partnership, the Yau Law Firm can assist with the start-up of a business by assisting with:

  • Filing corporate documents with the State of Florida
  • Registering Fictitious Names
  • Establishing a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number

NON-PROFIT businesses have additional requirements.  In addition to the services above can assist you with:

  • Drafting By-Laws
  • Obtaining 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS

Whether a business is established or just starting up, the Business Law division counsels executives in negotiations, contract development, and risk management.


Whether you need a contract drafted, reviewed, or negotiated, the Yau Law Firm focuses on the transactional aspect, while always being prepared to litigate and enforce contract terms. Contracts can be drafted in general terms, or specifically tailored for particular transactions. Special types of contracts include:

  • Licensing agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Contracts for goods or services
  • Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
  • Leases