Independent Sales Representatives

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.

Client Services

Rep-Principal Contracts

Draft, review and negotiate rep-principal contracts designed to benefit the independent sales representative

Sales

Sales, mergers and acquisitions of representative organizations

Counseling

Counseling on non-compete provisions, and litigating such claims when necessary

Tax Planning

Comprehensive tax planning (state and federal)

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits, including pension and insurance programs

Litigation

Litigation (or alternative dispute resolution means) to enforce sales representative contracts and pursue commission claims

Exit Strategies

Exit strategies, including succession planning and documentation

Contracting

Contracting or resolving disputes with sub-reps or employees

Manuals and Handbooks

Prepare state-of-the-art employee manuals and handbooks

Counsel Representatives

Counsel representatives on general corporate and strategic matters

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We have a few staff members who specialize in this service. To learn more about them, click their profiles below!

Our Practice Areas

Business

Our team will give efficient counsel for your business and the various things that affect businesses like employment, sales reps, intellectual property, etc.

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Finance

SFBBG is leading the industry in providing excellent counsel for financial services such as banking & creditor rights, estate planning, probate, and trust.

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Litigation

We zealously litigate, arbitrate and mediate. Nothing drives a favorable outcome more than readiness for a smooth and successful trial. We're here to help!

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Real Estate

Our attorneys are trusted counsel and business advisors with a broad range of real estate expertise to serve the firm’s sophisticated clientele.

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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.”

Al Scutte, Sr.

Sales & Marketing Specialists, Co.

News & Updates

SFBBG Wins Dismissal of Federal Wiretap Suit

SFBBG Wins Dismissal of Federal Wiretap Suit

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.

SFBBG Provides Legal Guidance at the 2022 ERA Conference

SFBBG Provides Legal Guidance at the 2022 ERA Conference

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.