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Franchise Lawyers Serving Iowa

What You Need to Know About Franchising


In addition to friendly neighbors and robust agricultural exports, Iowa is known for its business-friendly state government, a highly skilled workforce, and corporate tax benefits that can’t be beaten.

As a non-registration state, Iowa has no franchise registration requirements, though franchises are still beholden to federal franchising laws and regulations.

Did You Know?

Iowa has the #2 lowest cost of doing business in the U.S.


Iowa Tax Info 101: Iowa offers a 50% deductible from corporate tax, which may be reduced or eliminated by the New Jobs Tax Credit.


Iowa is the only state bordered by two navigable rivers – the Mississippi and the Missouri!



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 IA 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 lend our expertise to franchises in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Minnesota, and Kentucky.

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