SFBBG has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation for providing the highest level of legal services to independent sales representatives. Representatives from across the country turn to SFBBG for legal counsel related to commission disputes or other conflicts with their principals, organizational or succession strategies, and to discuss other business issues.Our attorneys offer the broad perspective of a business-oriented law firm, combined with a deep knowledge of the unique issues facing sales representatives. SFBBG has decades of experience representing independent
sales representatives and many of their trade associations, which allows us to quickly focus on the issues at hand and achieve an expedient, successful and cost-effective result. We provide our Expert Access program to members of any rep association that is a sponsor of the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational and Research Foundation (MRERF). Expert Access provides a complimentary 20-minute telephone consultation to answer legal questions related to rep issues.
Draft, review and negotiate rep-principal contracts designed to benefit the independent sales representative
Sales, mergers and acquisitions of representative organizations
Counseling on non-compete provisions, and litigating such claims when necessary
Comprehensive tax planning (state and federal)
Employee benefits, including pension and insurance programs
Litigation (or alternative dispute resolution means) to enforce sales representative contracts and pursue commission claims
Exit strategies, including succession planning and documentation
Contracting or resolving disputes with sub-reps or employees
Manuals and Handbooks
Prepare state-of-the-art employee manuals and handbooks
Counsel representatives on general corporate and strategic matters
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“SFBBG has assisted us in collecting substantial past due commissions that we never thought could be recovered. We then had SFBBG review our contracts, and they provided excellent business advice for our rep firm. They are prompt, experienced in rep law and have a flexible fee structure.”
News & Updates
On April 25, 2022, SFBBG’s Norm Finkel and Matthew Tyrrell obtained a victory on behalf of a firm client in a federal suit asserting that the client violated the federal wiretap act and engaged in other tortious conduct.
Within the last two weeks, the Cook County Assessor has issued decisions and certified 2021 assessments in eight townships. Some of these townships saw their initial assessments published as long as eight months ago.
In the last week of February 2022, the Electronics Representatives Association (“ERA”) held its much anticipated, long-awaited, first in-person industry event since COVID at the AT&T Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.