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Every successful business has an experienced team of professionals behind it. If you are thinking of franchising your business, the attorneys at Lanard and Associates can get you started on the right foot. Do not risk your business and your financial future by relying on a template or a lawyer who is unfamiliar with franchise law.
With more than 25 years of experience in franchise law, including years of service as in-house counsel to international weight loss franchisor Nutri/System, Inc., attorney Nancy Lanard, and the other attorneys at Lanard and Associates, bring extensive knowledge of franchise law to franchise clients nationwide. If you are ready to take the next step in the growth of your business, contact our franchise law attorneys today.
Be Confident in Your Decision
We Are On Your Team Every Step of the Way
The decision to franchise a business can be a complex one. If you decide to franchise your business, you will no longer be in the business of selling widgets, you will be in the business of selling franchises. This is a huge philosophical change for most entrepreneurs. Questions to consider include:
- Can the franchised business generate sufficient money to make it worthwhile to a potential franchisee?
- Can the potential franchisee afford to pay normal business operating expenses and a royalty fee to you?
- Can the business concept succeed in other areas of the country?
- Is the business concept easily learned by others who are inexperienced in the industry?
- Do you have a logo or trade name that is registered with the US Patent & Trademark Office or easily recognizable?
Franchise Disclosure Documents & Requirments for your business
In addition to the federally required Franchise Disclosure Document, known as the FDD, a franchisor must have a franchise agreement, which will govern the relationship between the franchisee and franchisor, an Operations Manual, training procedures and sufficient financial and personnel resources to support the franchise system.
Our firm has the experience, resources, and knowledge to help you with this complex process. We can recommend consultants who can assist you in setting up your franchise system, determining appropriate fees and territory definition, preparing Operations Manuals and developing training procedures.
We will prepare the documents needed for compliance with federal and state laws. We can provide legal guidance on franchise business issues as well as assist you with contracts, employment law, and other legal services. Once you are franchising, our firm will provide on-going assistance with annual federal and state compliance and franchisee issues. In everything we do, we put you in a strong legal position for your franchise expansion to succeed.
We are here to support and guide you every step of the way. Contact a franchise lawyer at Lanard and Associates.