Franchise Lawyer Blog
A Message About COVID-19March 23, 2020Recently, 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 FranchisingJanuary 28, 2020When 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 RegistrationJanuary 20, 2020The 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 EstateNovember 27, 2019Franchise 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 DevelopersNovember 22, 2019Multi-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 CompliantJuly 25, 2019
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 liabilityJune 19, 2019Restaurant 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, continuedMarch 19, 2019Negotiating 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...
How Does Termination of a Master Franchise Agreement Affect the Unit Franchisees?February 04, 2019A master franchise is quite different from other types of franchises such as the single unit, multi-unit or area development franchise. A master franchise agreement grants the right to another...
The New FASB Rule: What Does it mean for Franchisors?November 20, 2018As we highlighted in a previous blog, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) new rule on revenue recognition requires a franchisor to recognize revenue from the sale of a franchise...
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