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August 9, 2017

FDD Dispute Resolution Basics

Wouldn’t it be great if we took a page out of Disney’s book and everything finished with a happy ending? Unfortunately, real life doesn’t include fairy godmothers, genies, and an endless stream of happy endings. In the franchising world, disputes happen. When they can’t be resolved in-house, the two parties end up in litigation.


July 11, 2017

Red Flags in the FDD—What to Watch out For

So you’ve found a franchise you want to buy into and are eager to jumpstart the process. Then comes navigating all the paperwork. At this point, you’ll be introduced to the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). If you’ve never studied law, this is likely the most legalese you’ve ever seen.


July 30, 2015

Logistics of Litigation

While litigation sounds technical, it boils down to resolving a dispute. That’s it. Simple in theory, but as these disputes become more intricate, so does the process. Child custody issues, property ownership rights or disputes over large sums of money add both an emotional layer and make the nuances a little trickier. In order to create boundaries and outline processes, we have applied rules around how we approach resolving disputes.