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Franchise Lawyers Serving Illinois

What You Need to Know About Franchising


BIG things happen in Illinois. They have the tallest building in the U.S., the largest public library in the WORLD, the largest bakery (1.8 million sq. ft.!), and Chicago is the third-largest city in the country. Illinois is also home to the franchise giant McDonald’s. Their headquarters is located in Oak Brook.

Illinois is a registration state. Franchise businesses must register their business with the state and pay a $500 registration fee.

Franchise Lawyers Serving Illinois
Did You Know?

Illinois is home to more than 70 of America’s largest companies, including Boeing, Kraft and Caterpillar


Top industries in Illinois are manufacturing, education, biotechnology, and agriculture


117 million tourists visit Illinois on average, creating countless opportunities for small business


Attorneys Who Understand IL 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 franchises in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.


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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If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Start by reaching out to our experienced team of franchise lawyers for a free consultation.

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