The Entrepreneurial Lawyer’s Blog

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March 8, 2017

Most Litigated Issues in the FDD

As franchisors, we all strive to sell units quickly. Especially for franchisors just starting out, the main focus tends to narrow in on closing the initial deal.


February 21, 2017

Are Public Figures an Asset to Your Franchise?

We’ve all taken note when a celebrity comes to the stage for a product. How could you forget the iconic Air Jordans that dominated streets in the 80s and 90s? Every time you pass Chanel at the mall, images of Nicole Kidman in a stunning pink gown running through the streets of New York come to mind. Recently you might have even given Wild Turkey’s bourbon a second chance based on Matthew McConaughey’s behind-the-scenes look at the distillery. 


February 10, 2017

Marijuana Franchises in California? Think Again

California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana caused a giant stir in the business world. With any high-growth industry, entrepreneurs are forming what’s being referred to as the “green rush” to stake roots in the country’s most populous state. Some would argue it’s the most motivated effort we’ve seen from this community since the sixties. 


January 10, 2017

Amending Contracts: What You Need to Know

Despite the nature of contracts to be ironclad documents, agreements evolve and grow over time. Many times it marks the continuation of a relationship or adjustment for circumstances that come up during the course of a project.