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Franchise Lawyers Serving Arizona

What You Need to Know About Franchising


Considering starting a franchise, or maybe buying an existing one, in Arizona? You are in good company! Arizona is home to more than 550,000 small businesses – and many of these are great opportunities for franchising. While there aren’t specific franchise laws in Arizona, the state is subject to FTC rules and regulations. Franchisors are exempt from the Arizona “Business Opportunity Sales” Law, which governs the sale of businesses (including franchises) in most other states.

There are no franchise registration laws in Arizona, which means that franchisors don’t need to register or do anything special to begin franchising in the state other than have a finalized franchise disclosure document (FDD) at the federal level. This is why Arizona is referred to as a non-registration state.

Did You Know?

Commercial & residential cleaning franchises make up nearly 8% of the state's franchises.

Arizona does not observe daylight savings time.

Arizona boasts over 100 wineries.


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 AZ 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 southwest including Nevada, California, and New Mexico.

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