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What You Need to Know About Franchising


A 2023 study by Site Selection Group revealed that Houston could become the second fastest-growing large metro area in the country by 2028. With this projected growth, Houston is a great place for franchisors to focus on for growing their brands. Franchising is complex and regulations vary state to state. As Houston franchise lawyers, we have an in-depth understanding of these laws and can guide you through the entire process.

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Our Houston Franchise Lawyer Services

At Spadea Lignana, we offer a wide range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of franchisees and franchisors alike. Our team of dedicated franchise lawyers is well-versed in all aspects of franchise law, including drafting and reviewing franchise agreements, assisting with franchise compliance across different states, and providing ongoing legal support. We take pride in our ability to provide personalized and strategic advice to help you navigate the complexities of franchising successfully.

Benefits of Hiring Franchise Lawyers in Houston

1. Expertise: Franchise law is a specialized field that requires a deep understanding of both business and legal principles. By hiring a franchise lawyer, you gain access to their expertise and knowledge, ensuring that you make informed decisions throughout the franchising process.

2. Mitigate Risks: Franchising involves a significant investment of time, money, and resources. Our franchise lawyers can help you identify and mitigate potential risks, protecting your interests and minimizing the chances of costly legal disputes down the line.

3. Compliance: Franchise laws are constantly evolving, and it can be challenging to stay up-to-date with the latest regulations. Our franchise lawyers stay abreast of these changes, ensuring that your franchise business remains compliant with all legal requirements.

What We Can Help You With:

1. Franchise Agreement Drafting and Review: Our franchise lawyers will carefully review and draft your franchise agreement, ensuring that it complies with all legal requirements and protects your rights as a franchisor.

3. Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review: The FDD is a critical document that provides potential franchisees with essential information about the franchise opportunity. Our franchise lawyers will review the FDD to ensure compliance with all legal requirements and help you understand the terms and conditions outlined in the document.

3. Ongoing Legal Support: Franchising is an ongoing process that requires continuous legal support. Our franchise lawyers are here to provide guidance and assistance throughout the life of your franchise, helping you navigate any legal challenges that may arise.

When it comes to franchising, having a team of experienced franchise lawyers on your side is essential. At Spadea Lignana, our goal is to help you make informed decisions, protect your interests, and achieve success in the world of franchising. Contact us today to book a consultation or call us to discuss how we can assist you in your franchising journey.




Texas is a filing state where active franchisors with a compliant FDD qualify for an exemption from full registration.

The filing is a one-time filing for which we will provide an application for your completion.

The filing fee may be paid via check or with credit card. Checks should be made payable to “Texas Secretary of State”. For credit card payments, you will be required to complete and submit a credit card authorization form to us before we will submit the filing for you.

Texas does not require the submission of the FDD and filings are typically effective within a month. Renewals and amendments are not required.

Did You Know?

Dr. Pepper Was Invented in Texas.

Roaming the USA

Texas’ name comes from a Caddo Indian word, “teycha,” which translates to friends or allies. This name was given by the native people who lived here before the Spanish conquest.

Roaming the USA

Of the top 10 largest cities in the United States, 3 can be found in Texas. Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas all make the cut, ranking 4th, 7th, and 9th, respectively.

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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 Houston 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 all over the southwest including Arizona, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

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