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Whether you are hiking trails near Mount Rainier, whale watching off the coast of Seattle, or catching a Sweets game in Walla Walla, Washington is home to a superb quality of life. Business owners will agree, with 609,000 small businesses in the Evergreen State.

You may need to do a little extra to get your new business venture started, however. Washington is a registration state. This means that before offering or selling a franchise in Washington, you must register your FDD with the Securities Division of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. In Washington, the initial FDD registration fee is $600 and the renewal fee is $100.

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Did You Know?

The Pike Place Market in Seattle is said to host a bevy of ghosts and just might be the most haunted place in the state of Washington.

Legends of America

Mount St. Helen’s lost 1,131 feet of elevation in the May 1980 eruption and spewed forth about one cubic mile of dust, ash, and debris. The blast leveled over four billion feet of usable timber, enough to build 150,000 homes.

Legends of America

The Evergreen State may also be the state of greener pastures when it comes to doing business. That's according to the 2017 America's Top States for Business ranking, which names Washington #1.


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Attorneys Who Understand WA 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 Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho.


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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