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Franchise Lawyers Serving Louisiana

What You Need to Know About Franchising


Known for its use of the French language, Mardis Gras festivals, and spicy Cajun and Creole cuisine, Louisiana has one of the most unique cultures in the United States. As the birthplace of American Jazz and Blues, the Pelican State is also home to just under 500,000 small businesses (more than 99% of the state’s business economy).

There’s a reason so many business owners flock to Louisiana. With no registration required for franchisors, it is an easy place to start out as an entrepreneur. A one-time filing is required only if your trademark is not registered on the Principal Register of the USPTO and is not registered with your home state.

Louisiana Franchise Filing Fees




One-time filing required only if your trademark is not registered on the Principal Register of the USPTO and is not registered with your home state

We will provide forms for your completion with notary public

There are no renewal or amendment filings required in Louisiana

Did You Know?

Louisiana is named in honor of King Louis the XIV.

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The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is 24 miles long, making it the longest bridge over water in the world.


Louisiana ranks among the Top 10 states in the U.S. for best business climate.



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 LA 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 nearby in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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