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October 23, 2017

What You Need to Know: Registration State vs. Filing State

Every year that goes by, the world seems to get smaller. For anyone in the business realm, expanding out of your area can be as simple as hopping online or creating a website. When that expansion tempts franchises in the states, it’s not as simple as adding a new tab to the website.


October 5, 2017

Covenant to Non-Compete: What are the Rules?

As a general rule of thumb, every franchisor will want to build a non-compete into their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Once you give a franchisee the complete playbook to running and operating your successful business model, you don’t want them to turn around and start running their own offshoot. Which is where the non-compete comes in. It protects you.


March 28, 2017

Choosing Which Law to Use When Creating Your Franchise Agreement

It might sound funny to read, “Choose which law you want to enforce,” but for franchises expanding outside of their state of origin, there comes a moment when a franchisor needs to choose which law to apply in the FDD. This isn’t an arbitrary look at the laws governing a state. Instead it’s a moment of conflict, weighing the franchisor’s home state law against the state law where they are expanding their enterprise.