Matt Dickstein
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39488 Stevenson Place #100, Fremont, CA 94539
510-796-9144. mattdickstein@hotmail.com. mattdickstein.com

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Helping Existing Franchisors 

By Matt Dickstein

Additional pages on franchise law:   Franchise Law

                                                                      Helping Start-Up Franchisors

                                                                      Helping Franchisees

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 franchise documents.
  • State registrations.
  • 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 Setting Up an Ongoing Franchise Compliance and Housekeeping System.

Also try these articles:

The 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 system expansion.

Legal Fees.  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 volume work.   


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