Beware When Seeking an Attorney to Help Franchise

When seeking help to franchise your business, attorneys are definitely part of the process yet unfortunately sometimes misplacing trust in the wrong attorney may lead you down a wrong path. Why you ask? Oftentimes there is an automatic assumption that the attorney who you find and hire to help franchise your business is well-versed in…

Franchise Registration: Some States Are Tougher

As you know, the Federal Trade Commission regulates the franchise industry. The required set of disclosures required by the FTC to offer the sale of franchises are collectively known as the Franchise Disclosure Document or “FDD” and these Federal guidelines were last revised May 07. Once the FDD has been drafted and reviewed by a…

Franchise Attorneys: It’s Hard For Them to Admit They Can’t Do It All!

Chances are you’ve engaged the services of an attorney at some point for your business. Admittedly, attorneys have to get a lot of education and pass a very difficult and strenuous test to become accredited. And for some, this is a license to practice law…. for others, it’s a license to take what seems to…

The Difference Between The Franchise Maker and a Franchise Attorney

When researching how to franchise your business, it quickly becomes confusing and overwhelming. Not to mention, you have franchise sales brokers calling themselves “consultants” or “advisors” and recently calling themselves “franchise developers”, trying to offer franchise development services (see our article titled, “Know the Difference Between a Franchise Advisor, Consultant & Broker?”). After the smoke…

Need Attorneys to Franchise: Don’t Worry We Have Them

By now you probably realize when franchising your business, you inevitably need to have attorneys involved. That thought can be intimidating and scary. It is no secret that attorneys can be difficult to deal with, seem to charge you for every minute of their time (even if it is a simple question) and, in some…