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Janet Martin

Janet Martin

Mission Viejo, California

JANET MARTIN is a California franchise attorney and has been practicing FRANCHISE LAW for over 20 years. In addition to franchise legal review and representation of Franchisors and Franchisees, Janet's practice includes, business, real estate and pre-bankruptcy.

FRANCHISE Law: Janet has represented clients from major corporations as well as independent unit owners, Janet's experience spans the life of pre-franchisee to new franchisors to mature Franchise systems. On the Franchisor side, Janet handles everything from Franchise Disclosure Document preparation and registration to departmental quality control and documentation for all facets of the franchise relationship, including dispute resolution. On the Franchisee side, Janet has represented unit owners in lease termination issues, franchise agreement termination issues, trademark issues, service issues and debt restructures.

BUSINESS: Janet provides business advice and consultations concerning entity format, management and organization for clients, as well as strategy plans for business transactions. Janet is an expert contracts attorney having created thousands of contracts for virtually every aspect of business relations, as well as negotiate critical points into existing contracts for re-negotiation transactions. Janet’s Strategic Planning goes beyond the usual “Make sure to do your own due diligence” advice. She offers useful information and recommendations, which can be put into action, not just theorizing or philosophizing. Janet’s Strategic Planning contains detailed items of action you can implement or look for, not just generic concepts to remember. They apply to all situations not just to one situation. Even implementing just one Strategic Planning Tip can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.

REAL ESTATE: Janet has an extensive real estate legal and practical background, with experience in Investing Techniques, Contract Negotiation, Due Diligence Advice, Short Sales, Loan Modifications, Foreclosure Defense, and Property Tax Appeals, and general Real Estate Disputes. She provides advice and consultations, strategy plans and contract services in these and related areas.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Janet's vast dispute resolution experience include being an advocate in arbitration, negotiation and settlement in virtually every type of business or real estate dispute situation. Janet is also a certified neutral with the American Arbitration Association, and also available for private arbitration and mediation services.

PRE-BANKRUPTCY PLANNING: Janet is the author of the book, The Pre-Bankruptcy Strategy Plan for People With Income and Assets. Janet will show you how to organize your assets and income within the bankruptcy laws and guidelines, in order to keep and maintain those assets and income.

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Janet is available for private Strategy Sessions for any franchise, business, real estate, pre-bankruptcy situation, or dispute resolution service, at a very affordable rate.

Areas of Practice

  • Franchise Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Pre-Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Neutral, American Arbitration Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1984
  • California State University - Long Beach
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • Author, The Pre-Bankruptcy Strategy Plan for People With Income and Assets

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