By Matt Dickstein
Additional pages on franchise law:
Helping Start-Up Franchisors
have a large amount of ongoing legal compliance. The
compliance work never ends, for example:
- Updates and improvements to your UFDD / UFOC and Franchise
Agreement, whether legally required or resulting from
natural development of the franchise system.
- Negotiated changes and other amendments to your
- Renewals to state registrations.
- Filing franchise advertisements.
- Renewals for existing franchisees.
- Problems with franchisees, including defaults,
terminations, non-renewals, encroachment, enforcing
system standards and more.
- Improvements to your operations manual.
- Maintaining complete and accurate records, including
registrations and franchisee files, with all relevant
state filings and contracts fully accounted for.
- Terminating or not renewing franchises.
If you want
to read more on ongoing legal compliance and housekeeping,
please see my article
Up an Ongoing Franchise Compliance and Housekeeping System.
Also try these articles:
Franchise Disclosure Document (UFDD / UFOC).
California Franchise Registration.
Franchise Non-Competition Agreements in California.
Termination and Non-Renewal of a Franchise in California.
Legal Claims and Defenses in Franchise Litigation.
I help you
with all of these matters and other ongoing legal
compliance. If you want to out-source your compliance and
housekeeping work, I provide an “in-house counsel” service.
With this service I provide compliance and housekeeping work
on an annual subscription model (below).
I also help
with your general legal needs, for example, trademarks,
corporate / LLC structures, partner / shareholder issues,
business purchases or sales and more. In addition, because
I practice securities laws, I help franchisors with the
capital financing of your franchise systems. This work
includes private offerings of stock in the franchisor
corporation to investors to raise capital for the franchise
My fees for franchise registration and renewal range
from $500 to $2,000 per state, depending on the state. For the franchise compliance and housekeeping
service, I charge on an annual subscription model,
based on the number of franchisees and the types of
housekeeping requested of me. I offer discounts for