Why Should You Hire A Franchise Attorney?
The relative ease of investing in a franchise opportunity versus building a brand new business from the ground up is an attractive prospect for many entrepreneurs. Anyone with a bit of capital can begin operating a franchise once properly trained by the franchisor. Often the franchisor tells the prospective franchisees that the franchise agreement (contract) is not negotiable. Having knowledgeable legal representation in your corner can help ensure that your interests are protected and avoid potentially costly legal disputes further down the road. Hiring an experienced franchisee attorney to be on your team is a critical last step to take before you sign the contract.
At Lanard and Associates, our founding attorney brings more than 25 years of legal experience to franchisee representation. Our lawyers are licensed in multiple states and provide nationwide counsel. We are prepared to put our experience and insight to work for you as you enter into the world of franchise ownership.
The Benefits Of Retaining Legal Counsel
Franchise law encompasses rules and regulations at both the state and federal levels. It is essential to have someone on your side who understands this complex network and the impact these laws may have on your business venture. Another advantage of having legal counsel in your corner is that you can fully understand the terms of your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and the contracts you will be required to sign. We have reviewed thousands of franchise agreements and FDDs over the years, and we can quickly spot atypical or burdensome terms. If a clause raises a red flag, we can request a modification to the franchise agreement. Why use us over your local attorney? You wouldn’t use a family doctor, internist or general practitioner to perform cardiac surgery. Why would you use your local business attorney or attorney who is a family member to represent you in this very specialized area of law?
When you come to us, we will provide comprehensive, personalized representation at every stage of the process. This includes setting up your legal entity for you and helping negotiate the commercial lease for your business. Most of our services are charged at a flat rate, so you do not have to worry about hourly rates inflating the final cost should something unexpected arise. When you are making a significant investment in a new business opportunity, it is vital to ensure your interests are protected with the help of a skilled franchise law attorney.
To Find Out How We Can Help You, Contact Us Today
To learn more about our franchise law services and how our representation can benefit you, call us at 215-392-0030. You may also contact us online, and we will respond to your message promptly. Our main office is located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but our practice is nationwide. We have lawyers licensed across the country who are waiting to help you navigate the complex legal documents.