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Franchise Law

We have expertise in handling franchising. We review many Franchise Disclosure Documents, help companies franchise, and know the ins and outs of the business.

Acquiring a Franchise:

Opening a franchise can be a great way to start a business. It can also be overwhelming when you initially receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Unless you have reviewed a number of these documents,  you may not know what to look for. As a franchise lawyer, we are familiar with the structure of these documents, and can help you quickly identify potential trouble areas.

The areas where we typically help our clients include:

  • Advice in identifying and evaluating a franchise
  • Review of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
  • Securing Real Estate for a franchise location
  • Negotiation with the franchise
  • Merger or purchase of a franchise
  • Selling a franchise
  • Setting up the initial LLC or C-Corp/S-Corp

Turning your business into a Franchise:

If you have a successful business, and are interested in growing it, turning it into a franchise may be the path forward for you. Taking your methods, and know-how, and letting someone else take a lot of the other risk can be very attractive. The process of doing so can be very cumbersome. Did you know for example you have to provide a Franchise Disclosure Document? This may end up being 50-100 pages long. As a franchise law firm in Raleigh, we can use our experience to help you efficiently turn your business into a franchise.

Our approach is different than other franchise lawyers, and has proven to be a great asset to franchisors and franchisees alike.
We have developed an understanding of both sides of the franchising equation.

NOTE: Different States have varying requirements about registering your franchise offering and FDD… we have compiled a list of those states. Franchise State Registration Requirements.

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Below you will find a select list of clients we have assisted with Franchising

LITTLE CAESARS *
LAUNDRYMEN
FRESH HEALTHY VENDING *
FURNITURE MEDIC *
THE MAIDS *
BATTERIES PLUS BULBS *
AMERICAS BEST WINDOWS *
PASSPORT TO PRANA
ENDURANCE HOUSE *
LED SOURCE *
SIGNAL 88 *
LE NU SPA
RISE BISCUITS AND DONUTS *

*Indicates that out client was not the Franchisor, but rather a franchisee which opened, or was considering obtaining to right to become a franchisee.