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  • How A Franchisor Make Its Website Legally Compliant

           Franchising is highly regulated to create a fair and open marketplace for potential franchisees looking to make an investment in a business. In addition to...

  • Restaurant Leases: Your lease should be an asset, not a liability
    Restaurant Leases: Your lease should be an asset, not a liability

    When opening a restaurant, the restaurant owner’s top priority lease concerns typically are the financial and business...

  • Commercial Leases in Franchising, continued
    Negotiating Relocation Rights for Franchisees/Tenants

    A relocation provision, in its simplest description, is a contractual right in a commercial lease that permits the landlord to relocate a tenant...

  • How Does Termination of a Master Franchise Agreement Affect the Unit Franchisees?
    A master franchise is quite different from other types of franchises such as the single unit, multi-unit or area development franchise. A master franchise agreement grants the right to another...
  • The New FASB Rule: What Does it mean for Franchisors?
    As we highlighted in a previous blog, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) new rule on revenue recognition requires a franchisor to recognize revenue from the sale of a franchise...
  • Franchisor Accounting Issues
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB) issued new revenue recognition guidelines that take into effect in 2019 for private companies. The guidelines are applicable to public companies this year. The...
  • Finding the Best in Franchising
    A commercial real estate client called me and told me that he had decided to change directions and buy a business. He remembered that we are very active in franchise...
  • NLRB Vacates Pro-Corporation Ruling in Joint Employer Case
    A Trump-appointee’s conflict of interest has resulted in a blow to U.S. corporations, including franchisors. As we previously posted on our Franchise Lawyer blog, the National Labor Relations’ Board...
  • The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in California
    The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in California Franchise agreements often contain a prohibition against competition. If the franchisee operates in California, or if California Law otherwise applies to a franchise...
  • Commercial Leases for Franchisors and Franchisees
    An Introduction to Commercial Leasing Concepts If you are a business owner considering leasing space for a retail location, an office or any other commercial purpose, you would be well-advised...
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