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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Understanding the difference between trademark and copyright

When creating a new product or service, or even forming a new entity, understanding the differences between trademarks and copyrights can be vital. The first step is really a simple one: it’s…

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What does a franchise lawyer do?

When deciding to embark on franchising your business, or franchising a new business, gathering all of the information needed before making the important decision of hiring a franchise attorney is…

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Top Reasons You Need a Franchise Lawyer

When you’ve finally decided to start the process of potentially franchising your business, there’s a lot to consider. From contemplating potential franchisees to understanding the proper documents…

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What is a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?

Being an educated franchisee (or franchisor) means gathering all relevant information needed before making a solid business decision. And when it comes to the process of sorting through franchising…

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