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Franchise Lawyers Serving Wisconsin

What You Need to Know About Franchising


Any Green Bay Packers fan can tell you Wisconsin is known for their cheese. In fact, the state is called America’s Dairyland because of its many dairy farms, milk production, and exports. Manufacturing also drives the economy, especially paper products, and the state’s eastern coastline along Lake Michigan provides a destination location for tourists.

Per the Wisconsin Franchise Investment Law, Wisconsin is a registration state. Franchise businesses must register their business with the state and pay an annual fee of $400.

Franchise Lawyers Serving Wisconsin
Did You Know?

99.4% of businesses in Wisconsin are small businesses, employing half of the state’s workers


On average, Wisconsin has a net migration of 5500. People want to live there!


The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation offers a Focus Forward initiative, which is a popular support tool and community resource for business owners throughout the state

Attorneys Who Understand WI 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 Illinois, 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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