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October 4, 2016

Must Have Components for Your Franchise Lease Contract

With franchises that require a brick and mortar location, it’s essential to ensure that the lease works in favor of the franchisee. Over my years practicing real estate law, I’ve seen many leases that leave operators exposed to being forced to move, having the lease terminated, or unable to sell their franchisee unit when looking to retire or cashout.

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September 6, 2016

Registering & Filing—Choosing Which States to File In

The temptation to go national out of the gate when launching a new franchise will be strong. If you haven’t filed in a registration or filing state, you are not allowed to talk to interested parties in that state. Even for a small operation, the possibility of turning away prospects in a neighboring state will leave a bad taste behind.

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