The Pros and Cons of Brand Recognition for a Franchisee

When it comes to choosing to purchase a franchise over starting your own business, brand recognition tends to be one of the main reasons potential business owners lean towards buying a franchise. However, brand recognition doesn’t always work in the franchisee’s favor. Take a look at these pros and cons and really think about whether […]

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Understanding Legalese with Ease: Franchising

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is Franchising. The definition of Franchising is: Contractual selling or renting of a business model around specific products and/or services at specific locations under specific arrangements. The franchiser contractually gives the franchisee use of a brand name or trademark or trade-name, and certain business systems and processes. The process […]

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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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Tax Preparation Franchises – No Experience Necessary to Fail

I don’t know of any lawyer who plans on working in franchise law while in law school.  It just isn’t one of those areas that gets much consideration.  I’m sure there are lawyers who strive to work in the legal department at McDonald’s or Subway.  However, those lawyers want the security of working for a […]

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