Franchise Contracts. Legal news and articles for September 17 - 30, 2012

Franchise Source Brands International's Chief Relationship Officer Named to ...Don't Cut Corners with “Replacement Referees” when Investing in a FranchiseWhy can't franchise legal documents be written in plain English?Tony Wilson: Is your idea worth franchising?How can I expand overseas by Franchising?What you need to know about compliance and franchisingWhere Do Franchisors Make Their Money?Poughkeepsie Franchise Owners Recognized For Outstanding Contributions To ...Australian Bank Franchises Back In CourtStarbucks Suit Heats Up with Seattle Best Store OwnerFCC says cable operators can buy local phone carriersYou Know You Hired the Wrong Franchise Attorney When…Family members feud over control of Denver's Pasquini's PizzaIndian foreign investment law relaxation opens the door for TescoFamily members feud over control of Denver's Pasquini's Pizza

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'Substantial Growth' Fuels SorinRand's Expansion in Philly Area
Sacramento BeeSeptember 13, 2012

Long recognized for serving an impressive client base with legal services by highly experienced attorneys -- at fees half that of its national competitors – SorinRand added six new experienced lawyers across the firm's offices since June 1, including ...more »

Family members feud over control of Denver's Pasquini's Pizza
Denver PostSeptember 17, 2012

It has forced family members to choose sides, cost $2 million in legal fees and judgments so far and destroyed plans to build Pasquini's into a big franchise business. The case also has involved one of Denver's premier law firms, Faegre Baker Daniels ...more »

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Franchise Source Brands International's Chief Relationship Officer Named to ...
Melodika.net (press release)September 30, 2012

IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development. Media Contact: Jayne Levy, Fishman Public Relations, ...more »

Don't Cut Corners with “Replacement Referees” when Investing in a Franchise
Blue MauMauSeptember 27, 2012

Franchise law is like any other specialty with its unique history, vernacular and nuances as well as its own body of federal and state regulations and case law. The franchise industry also has its own practices, peculiarities and market conventions. A ...more »

Why can't franchise legal documents be written in plain English?
National PostSeptember 25, 2012

The disclosure document is the centrepiece of franchise law in Canada. In those provinces which have franchise legislation, franchisors are required to provide prospective franchisees with a sufficient amount of background on the system via the ...more »

Tony Wilson: Is your idea worth franchising?
Globe and MailSeptember 25, 2012

Tony Wilson is a franchising, licensing and intellectual property lawyer at Boughton Law Corp.in Vancouver, he is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and he is the author of two books: Manage Your Online Reputation, and Buying a ...more »

How can I expand overseas by Franchising?
Select Your Franchise (blog)September 21, 2012

Master franchising is where you appoint a company or individual to be your Master franchisee in a territory. This individual/company then recruits franchisees in that territory and develops a franchise network for you. The Master franchisee recruits ...more »

What you need to know about compliance and franchising
FranchisingSeptember 21, 2012

To determine whether a franchise system is one with which you will be able to comply, it is critical that you read all of the legal documents carefully, including the franchise agreement and the disclosure document. Do not leave the reading to your ...more »

Where Do Franchisors Make Their Money?
Small Business TrendsSeptember 20, 2012

Legal fees to setup a franchise run about $15,000 or so, and someone could get away with spending under $20,000 to get a franchise up and running. But, it won't be a very successful one. That's because there are so many more things involved in ...more »

Poughkeepsie Franchise Owners Recognized For Outstanding Contributions To ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 18, 2012

... trillion of economic activity generated by franchising. IFA members include franchise companies in over 90 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.more »

Australian Bank Franchises Back In Court
Blue MauMauSeptember 18, 2012

In 2005 a prospective franchisee performing due diligence would have found little public criticism of the franchise but since then there has been an annual escalation of condemnation of the BoQ franchise model. The lesson here for franchisees is that ...more »

Starbucks Suit Heats Up with Seattle Best Store Owner
Blue MauMauSeptember 17, 2012

The countersuit also claims the two coffee chains violated the Illinois Franchise Disclosure Act in not providing full and fair disclosures so that Patel could make an intelligent investment decision on the franchise opportunity being sold. Allegations ...more »

FCC says cable operators can buy local phone carriers
ComputerworldSeptember 17, 2012

... group the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) to relax rules in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that prohibited cable firms from acquiring more than a 10% stake in any local exchange carrier within the cable firm's franchise...more »

You Know You Hired the Wrong Franchise Attorney When…
StaugnewsSeptember 17, 2012

When your choice of a franchise attorney leads you to sit in a room with him/her and they look at the Federal Trade Commission's Amended Franchise Rule (found at 16 CFR Section 436), and offer a blank look when it comes to the various state laws that ...more »

Family members feud over control of Denver's Pasquini's Pizza
Denver PostSeptember 17, 2012

It has forced family members to choose sides, cost $2 million in legal fees and judgments so far and destroyed plans to build Pasquini's into a big franchise business. The case also has involved one of Denver's premier law firms, Faegre Baker Daniels ...more »

Indian foreign investment law relaxation opens the door for Tesco
Retail WeekSeptember 17, 2012

A relaxation of the laws on foreign direct investment (FDI) in India has opened the door for Tesco to trade under its own brand in the country for the first time. Under new legislation, foreign retailers can now own up to 51% stake in multi-brand ...more »

Family members feud over control of Denver's Pasquini's Pizza
Farmington Daily TimesSeptember 17, 2012

It has forced family members to choose sides, cost $2 million in legal fees and judgments so far and destroyed plans to build Pasquini's into a big franchise business. The case also has involved one of Denver's premier law firms, Faegre Baker Daniels ...more »

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