Category: Franchising

The Three R’s of How to Buy a Franchise

By Kelly Spann Buying a franchise can be a very exciting step in your life. It can also be a confusing and risky process. These “Three R’s” will help you figure out how to buy a franchise and feel confident in your investment.   RESEARCH – This is crucial. The franchisor will certainly give you […]

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Las Mejores Franquicias Para Hispanos

By Teresa Kirchner Note: This article was written specifically for Spanish speakers looking to buy a franchise. If you have questions about purchasing a franchise and wish to speak in English, please contact us! ¿Qué significa “las mejores franquicias para hispanos?”  Quién decide que una franquicia es buena para hispanos? ¿Cómo puede saber si una […]

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Corporate Bullying – Part 3 – The Finale

Welcome to part 3 of my blog series about corporate bullies.  I did not intend on making this into a series.   Ongoing events in the underlying case have just naturally led me along the path.  In this finale, I’ll talk about how the bully, after being challenged in the legal system, will then revert […]

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The Bully Blinked First

Several days ago I wrote about the case of Beautiful Brands, Inc. v. John Doe. I used the facts of that case to describe the corporate bullies we confront on a daily basis. I described how standing up to bullies causes them to back down 99% of the time. My client, John Doe a/k/a Sean […]

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Investigating Window World

We are currently researching claims against the Window World franchise. If you currently own or have owned a Window World franchise we would like to speak with you regarding your experiences. If you are interested, please contact us. Kelly M. Spann Paralegal (314)522-2312 x 103 kms@fortmanlaw.com www.fortmanlaw.com

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The 4 Cs of Franchising

The “4 Cs” of Franchising Author: Kelly Spann Just like diamonds, “a girl’s best friend,” a franchise can be “a franchisee’s best friend” and be graded or quality using the 4 Cs. The 4 Cs of diamond grading are clarity, color, cut, and carat. Franchises can use the same grading method. The concept of an […]

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Standing Up to Corporate Bullies: When the Courtroom Becomes the Playground

I have come to realize that my professional life basically boils down to standing up to bullies. The only difference is that the playground is now a courtroom instead of an asphalt lot behind my elementary school. Our practice primarily consists of representing franchisees who have been ripped off by con men and thieves disguised […]

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Stratus Building Solutions Sued by Unit Franchisees for RICO Violations

      The Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman announced today that it has filed suit against Stratus Franchising, LLC, the franchisor of Stratus Building Solutions, and each of its Master Franchisees.  The suit seeks certification of a class consisting of every Unit Franchisee and seeks damages under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations […]

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Bonus Building Care

We are currently researching claims against the Bonus Building franchise. If you currently own or have owned a Bonus Building franchise we would like to speak with you regarding your experiences. If you are interested, please call or email us. We are also looking to talk to anyone who was employed or is employed by […]

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Stratus Building Solutions

Presentamos una demanda colectiva en Missouri contra Stratus Building Solutions. Estamos pidiendo al corte que nos conceda una clase en nombre de todos los franquiciados ex/actual por los Estados Unidos. Si usted es, era, o conoce a un franquiciado de Stratus Building Solutions y cree que no ha sido tratado correctamente o no recibió las […]

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