So now you know what it means to “franchise” a concept or brand. You want to move forward in this exciting new opportunity and franchise your business. What are the next steps you should take to prepare yourself to launch? There is no one size fits all answer to the…Continue Reading What Steps Should a Successful Business Owner Take To Prepare for Franchising – Part II?
You are an entrepreneur. You created, founded and currently operate a successful and vibrant business. …Continue Reading Is it time to Franchise My Business – Part I?
A business deal didn’t go as planned and one side wants out. All parties now…Continue Reading How is a Franchise Buyout Price Determined? New Ruling Provides Guidance
The goal of commercial arbitration is to bring final disposition to business disputes as an…Continue Reading Winning Dispositive Motions in Commercial Arbitration
On May 11, 2023, the federal district court in Rapid City, South Dakota, concluded that the South Dakota motor vehicle dealer law did not provide an exclusive list of “good…Continue Reading Court Concludes that “Good Cause” for Termination Includes More than Items Listed in Statute
How Franchisors Can Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Improve their Franchise System and Help Franchisees
Last year, the North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) launched the Franchise Electronic Filing Depository System (“FRED”), the nationwide online filing portal for state franchise registration and exemption filings. Going…Continue Reading Franchise Renewal Season is Coming so What’s New with FRED?
This week the Washington Securities Division announced that it is considering an amendment to the Washington Administrative Code (“WAC”) to formally adopt the Statement of Policy Regarding the Use of…Continue Reading Washington Moves to Adopt NASAA SOP
Contributed by Gabrielle E. Gordon.
On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), which authorized the California Department…Continue Reading (Updated) Not So FAST: FAST Recovery Act on Pause until 2024 Referendum
The FTC nixes non-competes
One of the earliest reported cases challenging a non-compete clause was Mitchell v. Reynolds, 1 P. Wms. 181, 24 Eng. Rep. 347 (Q.B. 1711). The clause…Continue Reading POOF! There goes 500 years of jurisprudence. . .
This fall we posted about the North American Securities Administrators’ (NASAA) adoption of a Statement of Policy Regarding the Use of Franchise Questionnaires and Acknowledgments (the “SOP”). Technically, NASAA’s SOP…Continue Reading Update: This New Year’s Eve say Auld Lang Syne to Old Franchise Questionnaires and Acknowledgements
Guest Post by Odia Kagan
You may think that, unless your website is specifically intended for kids, you don’t need to worry about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of…Continue Reading FTC Fines Epic Games $520 Million: What You Need to Know
Guest Post by Gabrielle E. Gordon
On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), which authorized the California Department…Continue Reading Not So FAST: FAST Recovery Act on Pause until 2024 Referendum
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