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Franchise Lawyers Serving Alaska

What You Need to Know About Franchising


You might be thinking to yourself that the only opportunities for starting a business in Alaska are selling ice or building igloos, but in fact, Alaska is home to more than 73,298 small businesses – making it one of the friendliest states for starting a small business.

One of the reasons Alaska is a great place to call home for your business is because it does not require FDD registration and has not enacted any franchise laws. Although there are Business Opportunity Laws in the state, as long as you are in compliance with all Federal Franchise Laws, you will not be required to register as a Business Opportunity.

Did You Know?

We hope you like pizza! 10% of all franchises in Alaska are pizza places.


Alaska has 40 active volcanoes, more than any other state. Yep, even Hawaii!

Princess Cruises

In Alaska, there is 1 bear for every 20 people.

Matador Network


Flat Fee Program for Franchisors

Spadea Lignana’s CORE program for franchisors is a cost-effective and practical solution for the ongoing legal needs of franchisors, including but not limited to, FDD updates, state registrations and franchise agreement executions. Through a proprietary cloud-based system we can effectively and efficiently manage FDD Disclosures and Franchise Agreement executions for fair flat fees billed monthly. We believe that hourly billing, although necessary in certain circumstances like complex M&A deals and litigation, can weigh on the relationship between client and attorney.  By coming up with a fair flat monthly fee, the uncomfortable negotiating of whether or not a 6 minute increment in your bill for replying to an email was legitimate goes away.

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Attorneys Who Understand AK Franchise Law

Franchise laws vary from state to state, and it can be difficult to understand the requirements. Spadea Lignana has streamlined the process to ensure you remain compliant as you grow nationally.

We also work with franchisors all over the pacific northwest including Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii.

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