Whether you are looking at purchasing a new franchise, are an existing franchisor, or are thinking of launching your own franchise system, our experienced lawyers are here to help.

Franchising Your Business

Where to Begin? The cornerstone to starting a franchise is the strength and scalability of your current business. That “model location” will be the basis for others to duplicate using…

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FDD and Franchise Agreement Reviews

Experienced Franchise Attorneys The attorneys at Spadea Lignana have been reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements on behalf of franchisees for decades. Franchisors must comply with both federal and state regulations…

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Buying or Selling an Existing Franchise

Where Do I Start if I Want to Sell My Franchise or Buy an Existing Franchise? If you have made the decision that now is the time to exit a…

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State Registrations for Franchisors

Properly Register Your Franchise Without the Hassle Franchising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a variety of individual states. If you are interested in expanding your franchise…

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Trademarks

Securing a Federal Trademark The best way to secure the rights to your name and logo is with a federally registered trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office (the…

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Franchise Disputes and Litigation

Handling Franchise Disputes In a perfect world, franchisors and franchisees work together to maximize brand awareness for their mutual benefit, and everybody makes money. In reality, the close contractual relationship…

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International Franchising

The World is Getting Smaller This often overused cliché is only overused because it is so true.  With near universal and almost instantaneous communications, the speed and ease to support,…

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Independent Franchisee Associations

Interacting with Independent Franchisee Associations Independent franchise associations change how franchisees and franchisors interact with each other – sometimes in a very substantial way. From the franchisor’s perspective, there are…

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Private Equity Acquisitions of Franchise Systems

Private Equity Loves Franchising Franchise systems are natural acquisition targets for private equity.  Steady, contract-based long term cash flow plus limited physical assets and a limited number of skilled employees…

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Termination of a Franchise Agreement

Multi-Layered Legal Analysis Termination of a franchise agreement, whether you are dealing with the issue from the franchisor or the franchisee perspective, is a serious and not always straightforward process….

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Negotiating a Restaurant Lease

Experienced Restaurant Lease Attorneys Leases, like all legal documents, should be reviewed by an experienced attorney.  We have been negotiating restaurant leases on behalf of clients for decades.  Your real…

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Retail Commercial Lease Negotiations for Franchisees

Experienced Retail Lease Attorneys Leases, like all legal documents, should be reviewed by an experienced attorney.  We have been negotiating retail leases on behalf of franchisees for decades.  Your broker…

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Forming a New Entity for your Business

The first step in most entrepreneurial endeavors is forming a new entity to protect the personal interests of the owners. There are a number of factors to consider when deciding…

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Raising Capital to Expand Through a Private Placement

Even a Deal with Friends and Family Needs Proper Documentation If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise capital by selling shares of your company to an individual that won’t…

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Flat Fee Franchise Legal Services

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 the creation…

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