Can I Show the Super Bowl at my Brewery?

Sounds simple enough right? Just wipe down the bar, turn on the TV, and watch your beloved craft patrons flow in while your taps flow out. Like most things in life, it isn’t that simple and there are…

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Mistakes to Avoid as a Franchisor

There is enough advice out there for franchisors to fill many books. But we have a few hints from another perspective. Our corporate department at Drumm Law often gets called in to help franchisor…

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I am interested in buying an existing franchise

Congratulations! You have made the leap into the world of franchising, and have decided to buy a franchise. A franchise lawyer will help you every step of the way in deciding whether or not to buy a…

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How can a franchise attorney help with a retail commercial lease negotiation?

If you want to open a retail franchise, you will likely need to lease some commercial space. And as with anything, you will want to get the best terms for your deal that you can. Hiring a seasoned…

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What are the benefits of having an Item 19 (Financial Performance Representations) in my FDD?

No one wants to air their dirty laundry in public, but having an accurate Financial Performance Representation in your Franchise Disclosure Documents will help your franchise rather than hurt it. You…

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What are some tips for becoming a franchisor?

1 - Do your homework. Find a niche that needs to be filled and a business model in which you can be successful. You will do better if you are passionate about the product, so make sure that your…

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How has the franchise industry been growing and why is it important?

The franchise industry has been growing exponentially, as there are many new opportunities available as a result of Covid-19. Entrepreneurs used the upheaval of the pandemic to create new business…

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A complete guide to selecting the proper franchise attorney

A franchise lawyer is a lawyer that has specialized in the area of franchising, both for franchisors and franchisees, and has knowledge in all legal issues involving both state and federal…

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How franchise lawyers differ from general practice lawyers

A common misconception about lawyers when it comes to business owners is that they just need a “business” lawyer that helps cover everything. The reality is, when embarking on the franchising…

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