Franchise Lawyer Blog

  • Joint Employer - Recent Developments

    Last week, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case New York v Scalia invalidated the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recently...

  • Re-Opening New York Franchised Businesses

            COVID-19 impacted New York more than anywhere else in the world, spreading rapidly, especially through New York City, resulting in approximately 30,000 deaths statewide....

  • A Message About COVID-19
    Recently, we have received numerous inquiries from clients, including those in the retail and hospitality industries, concerned about the impact that Covid-19 will have on their businesses. Although the landscape...
  • A Franchisor's Due Diligence for International Franchising
           When a U.S. franchise system wants to expand internationally, the franchisor must perform the appropriate due diligence before selling units to franchisees in another country. Franchisors must...
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents and Registration
    The proper preparation of a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) can be complex and the rules governing such preparation are often evolving, so it is beneficial for franchisors to engage a...
  • Franchising and Real Estate
              Franchise law often overlaps with real estate law for the simple reason that many franchised businesses need a commercial or retail space in which to...
  • Multi-Unit Franchisees and Area Developers
                 Multi-unit and area development agreements are two more aggressive ways to grow a franchise system. However, with these endeavors come higher stakes and less...
  • How A Franchisor Makes Its Website Legally Compliant

           Franchising is highly regulated to create a fair and open marketplace for potential franchisees looking to make an investment in a business. In addition to...

  • Restaurant Leases: Your lease should be an asset, not a liability
    Restaurant Leases: Your lease should be an asset, not a liability

    When opening a restaurant, the restaurant owner’s top priority lease concerns typically are the financial and business...

  • Commercial Leases in Franchising, continued
    Negotiating Relocation Rights for Franchisees/Tenants

    A relocation provision, in its simplest description, is a contractual right in a commercial lease that permits the landlord to relocate a tenant...


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