How to Do Your Due Diligence Before Investing in a Franchise

Did you know that Fortman Law is now on Slideshare? Check us out!   Here’s our latest slideshare: How to Do Your Due Diligence Before Investing in a Franchise How to do Due Diligence Before Buying a Franchise from Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman

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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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Investigating Curves Franchise

Dear Former & Current CURVES franchisees, Our law office is investigating franchisee claims against Curves.  We are interested in discussing your experience with Curves at your convenience.  Please feel free to call or email us to discuss by August 31st, 2014.  As of August 31st, 2014, we will cease this investigation. Thank you for your […]

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Are You Buying a Franchise or a Buying into a Scam?

Are You Buying a Franchise or a Buying into a Scam?

Franchises can be an amazing career and investment opportunity, but they can also be a huge risk. With so many franchise scams out there, it’s important to know how to spot them and avoid them. Allow us to give you some basic tips on how to navigate this confusing process. Basic Tips on Avoiding a […]

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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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Buying a Franchise – Remember the Franchise Salesman is not your Partner or Best Friend

A few weeks ago I was in Baltimore for the annual American Bar Association Forum on Franchising. It is the ultimate conference for us lawyers who do that type of work. Many of the attorneys who attend the conference work directly for corporations that franchise. For example, there is always a large contingent from McDonald’s […]

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