"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

"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 also proud to serve as one of their Board of Advisor Members."


Daniel Matthews, Franchise Attorney

Matthews Franchise Law, PLLC

Lake Tapps, WA

"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 Rivay, 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

"Although it has always been a dream, taking the leap into franchising can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group brought a calming hand and network of professionals that handled each step of the way allowing me to dream big, but rest easy."


Mike Guerriero, CEO

Guerriero’s Gelato
Montclair, New Jersey


"Stanwood has been incredible to work with. Not only delivering great outcomes, but have also kept my costs to a level I never thought possible. The team at Stanwood is deep, experienced, and highly responsive. No matter what the situation or inquiry, they have been there to weigh in as true partners would. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to expand their horizons to the world of franchising."

David Levy, President

Fulcrum Fitness

Portland, OR

"The Stanwood Group has given me tremendous guidance with promoting and growing my emerging brand. Robert Katz has been an amazing resource to me, as a new franchisor. He is honest, knowledgeable and very patient as he spends a lot of his time sharing his expertise in the complicated franchising business. I'm very grateful for his assistance."


Lisa Dowd, Founder

Cheesy Street Grill 

Natick, MA

"My experience with the team at the Stanwood Group has been exceptional. Their support, direction and expertise has allowed us to launch the perfect franchise offering to the marketplace and we are excited as we continue to open more locations with the Stanwood Group."

Jared Welch, President

Civil Axe Throwing

Memphis, TN

“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, Esquire

Maenner & Associates, LLC

Downingtown, PA

Looking to franchise your business? Confused by the process? Unsure whom you can trust? Look no further! The team at Stanwood Group took what seemed like a gigantic task and made it into one of the easiest, most informative processes that we have ever been part of. Everyone we dealt with made themselves available at the most convenient times for us such as weekends, evenings, etc.  The process was never, ever rushed or forced upon us and we received honesty and transparency throughout the process. Now that our franchise is up and running, they continue to help us throughout the advertising process as well in other areas that pop up from time to time. Please do yourself a favor, stop searching in all the wrong places and contact The Stanwood Group today!


Thomas Guth & Kristin Fenimore, Owners

Steel City Beards & Shears

Bethlehem, 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

"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

"The Stanwood Group has been a pinnacle of good business practices and customer service during the process to franchise our business Stryke Fitness. Robert Katz himself and the rest of the team walked us through the process in a way that provided us with complete confidence that we were making the right decision to franchise the Stryke Fitness virtual platform. The Stanwood Group was absolutely wonderful to work with. We are so excited that they represent us now and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thank you Robert and the rest of the Stanwood Team for all of your hard work and guidance. "

Chris McNally and Erin Mansour, Owners

Stryke Fitness Franchise, LLC

Charleston, SC

I have been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and it was always a dream of mine to one day have a fitness franchise. In July of 2020, a fellow fitness acquaintance recommended the Stanwood Group which had the perfect solution to our problem "how can we franchise when it's so expensive?” The unique Stanwood fee structure was perfect for us! An affordable up front retainer and a future commission on initial franchises sold. The other huge benefit was that their overall fee to franchise was much lower than the competition! Price advantage aside, our experience with Robert Katz and our franchise attorney Jonathan Stanwood was very "hands on" with good sound professional advice! In less than 3 months, we had everything we needed to begin selling our franchise. We are looking forward to the future in having a successful partnership with Robert Katz and Jonathan Stanwood! I would highly recommend you reach out and see how they can be of service to you!


Sonja Steward, President

FIT/ology Fitness Franchise Systems, LLC

Littelton, CO

"Bear Paddle Swim School is very excited to be partnering with the Stanwood Group to locate and identify the future leaders of our Franchise Opportunity. The direction and focus from the Stanwood Group really aligns with the Bear Paddle mission to find passionate, driven individuals that are looking to enrich their community and business life."

Robin Everson, Founder & Owner

Bear Paddle Swim School

Aurora, IL

“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales
Civil Axe Throwing
Memphis, TN

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