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Franchise Legal Issues

Franchising is governed by laws that require franchisors to inform all perspective franchisees about their company. Learning the franchise laws for your state is very important if you are deciding to buy a franchise.

Franchise Attorneys
Need help finding a franchise attorney? Valuable resources to find the right franchise attorney.

The Franchise Agreement
Learn all about the franchise agreement when buying a franchise. Learn what is included in the franchise agreement and how it differs from the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Should I Hire a Franchise Attorney?
Should I hire a franchise attorney? In becoming a franchisee, you will invest a large portion of your valuable time and money as a new business owner. You should consider hiring a franchise lawyer or franchise attorney.

The UFOC is Now Called Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
The UFOC is Now Called Franchise Disclosure Document - FDD. The Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) has been renamed as the Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD by the Federal Trade Commission, the franchising regulator since the late 1970s. Franchisors have until July 1, 2008 to adapt the new format.

What is the Small Business Franchise Act (SBFA)?
Information on the Small Business Franchise Act. The Small Business Franchise Act (SBFA) was proposed in 1999 by the U.S. House of Representatives as an attempt to ensure more consistent and fair interactions between franchisors and franchisees.

Key Legal Questions To Ask
The International Franchise Association covers the key legal questions you should ask if buying a franchise.

Your Legal Rights: Guide To The FTC Franchise Rule
Understand your legal rights by reviewing the Federal Trade Commission's guide to the FTC Franchise Rule.

Franchise Attorneys for Franchisees
If you are a franchisee in search of a lawyer, it is suggested you hire an attorney that specializes in franchise law. Here is a list of franchise law attorneys that work with franchisees.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Private Equity for Franchisors
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Private Equity for Franchisors

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