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What You Need to Know About Franchising


Those that live in Hawaii enjoy a life of simple pleasures, with beaches and volcano hiking trails in abundance, it is easy to see why Hawaii has one of the highest qualities of life in the world. Don’t let the relaxed lifestyle fool you, though. The ‘Aloha State’ is home to over 125,000 small businesses and is a bustling economic island.

Before you grab your lei and head out as a Hawaiian entrepreneur, you need to remember that the state is a registration state. This means that before you buy or sell a franchise in Hawaii you must register your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with the Business Registration Division of the Hawaii State Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

In Hawaii, the initial FDD registration fee is $250 and the FDD renewal fee is $250.

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Maui’s Mount Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world.

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Hawaii is the only U.S. state with two official languages.

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Hawaii is the world's largest island chain, and it's the only U.S. state completely made up of islands.

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We are an elite national franchise law firm with decades of experience. Our attorneys focus on real-world solutions and always consider the return on investment for every legal dollar spent.


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Attorneys Who Understand HI 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 and west coast including California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.


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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