Rory A. Valas


250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Fax: 617-399-2202

Our offices are located on the waterfront of historic Boston Harbor

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Franchise & Business Law Firm

Getting creative to take care of your business

If you want to buy a franchise or if you already own one, you will need legal representation.  Valas & Associates, P.C. has focused experience helping franchisees operate their businesses efficiently and effectively.  Attorney Rory Valas also enjoys defending company owners' rights against the franchisor, if necessary.

The law firm's specialty in franchise law provides effective legal representation where other attorneys cannot.  Mr. Valas's experience in franchise transactions and litigation allows him to be creative when formulating strategies to help your business operate smoothly and efficiently.  His transaction experience features the following:

  • Buying
  • Renewing
  • Contracts
  • Remodels and relocations
  • Transactional work for existing franchises
  • Negotiating new deals and resolutions
  • Negotiation process
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation

Boston and beyond

Although the law firm is based in downtown Boston, the legal team at Valas & Associates, P.C. works in all jurisdictions to meet client needs, including recent cases and negotiations in the following:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Miami, Florida
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Camden, New Jersey
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Silver Springs, Maryland
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Waco, Texas
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Leeds, England

No areas are outside the comfort zone of the Valas & Associates, P.C. law firm.

In most instances, franchise law and litigation is not something your general practice attorney is properly equipped to handle. Only a lawyer trained in franchise dealings and the massive contracts involved can best meet your franchise transactions and litigation needs. Franchise law is a focused, specialized area and you need an attorney with experience and knowledge of franchise law.

Rory Valas has fought many onerous contract provisions. A certain level of creativity with a solid base in the facts and the law is often required when defending your business or prosecuting your claims.  Valas & Associates, P.C. represents many businesses engaged in franchises in transactional, litigation, and dispute resolution matters:

  • Dealers
  • Distributors
  • Multi-unit and single-unit franchisees
  • Licensees
  • Independent franchisee associations
  • Area developers
  • Sub-franchisors

Meet attorney Rory Valas

Rory Valas is a dedicated champion of franchisee rights, representing franchise clients throughout the United States and overseas.  He is a member of the following:

  • American Franchisee Association
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association

A graduate of Manhattanville College and Boston College Law School, Rory has been practicing business law and litigation for 18 years.  He works with a network of attorneys throughout the country and abroad in the representation of his clients.  Starting his career at the law firms of Gaston & Snow, Sally & Fitch and Hinckley, and Allen & Snyder, he then joined the Law Offices of Harold Brown.

Mr. Brown was a lawyer with great knowledge and drive, and he devoted his life to the advocacy of franchisee rights. After Mr. Brown's death in 1999, Mr. Valas became a founding member of a new firm specializing in the representation of franchisees.  He now continues his mission through the law firm of Valas & Associates, P.C.

Rory places his paramount interest on his clients' rights and has experience in a wide variety of fields and with many different franchise systems.

His pro bono activities include his service on the board of directors for the New England Council of Hostelling International. He was also a member of the Town of Ashland Conservation Commission.

Rory lives in Ashland, Massachusetts with his wife, Cristina, and their three children. Cristina, originally from Madrid, Spain, owns and operates the Family Pet Hospital at 300 Eliot Street in Ashland. Rory is an avid bicyclist and outdoorsman and takes part in charity bicycle tours every year.

Contact an experienced franchise law attorney

Purchasing a franchise can be profitable, fun, and rewarding.  Going through the complicated paperwork and legalities of being a franchisee is not.  Boston, Massachusetts franchise law firm Valas & Associates, P.C. can help you make the most of your franchise business deal, and thoroughly represent you and your business in court, if the situation arises.  For quality franchise law and litigation counsel, call Valas & Associates, P.C. at 617-399-2200 or contact the firm by e-mail at for a free initial assessment of your situation.