Spadea Lignana is proud to announce we have been named the #1 Franchise Law Firm by Entrepreneur Magazine as part of their annual list of “Top Franchise Supplier”. The list is published annually in the magazine’s September issue and is also available here.

“There is no higher honor professionally than being recognized by your clients,” said Tom Spadea.  “Our team has worked tirelessly over the last few years helping our clients navigate franchising in these uncertain times.  It’s really all about the team of attorneys, paralegals and supporting cast in our firm that made this happen through the caring, diligence and excellence they bring every single day. I am so proud of our team and thankful for our clients.”

Over 900 franchisors, from startups to Franchise 500® brands, were surveyed to determine the annual ranking. Suppliers were scored on client satisfaction with the quality, cost, and value of each supplier’s services. Top suppliers were chosen in the following categories:

  1. Legal Services
  2. Consultants
  3. Accounting
  4. Merchant Services
  5. Brokers
  6. Marketing
  7. Banking/Financing
  8. Other Technology Services
  9. Public Relations
  10. Real Estate

About Spadea Lignana

Spadea Lignana is an elite franchise law firm with decades of experience serving hundreds of franchisor clients nationwide. The firm’s primary focus is providing real-world solutions with constant consideration for a return on investment for each legal dollar spent. The firm takes a long-term approach with its legal advice, trying to help clients build a franchise system that will create generational wealth for their owners.

Most of the attorneys have worked directly in franchising as executives of national brands and some as franchisees themselves. This omnichannel vision and unique perspective enables the firm to provide grounded, practical and relevant legal advice. Spadea Lignana has pioneered unlimited legal work via flat monthly pricing for franchisors instead of hourly billing.  This “CORE” program takes care of most of the transactional legal needs of being a franchisor such as updating their FDD, state registrations, franchise & multi-unit agreements and much more. The firm also developed CAP, a unique proprietary software giving clients an accurate, timely, and transparent view of their FDD and State Registrations.