Franchise Legal Guide Resources

Welcome to the Franchising.com Franchise Legal Guide. One of the most important pieces of advice a prospective franchisee can ever get is that before signing any legal documents with a franchisor, find yourself a good franchise attorney.

Legal documents are already complicated enough for any small business owner, but franchising is governed by its own set of laws and regulations. Franchise law differs from other small-business law in many important ways. An experienced franchise lawyer who understands these differences can spare new franchisees from unneeded problems and expense.

There are many excellent franchise attorneys and law practices that specialize in franchise law. In this section you will find fresh, informative articles and guides to help you not only find the franchise legal guidance you need, but also the names of attorneys and law firms that can help you keep ahead of the game in the area of franchise law.

Legal Directory

Michael H. Seid & Associates

MSA provides domestic and international franchise advisory services to franchisors and companies seeking to establish franchise and licensing systems.

Management 2000

Management 2000 serving Franchisors since 1981. Our expertise: Granting Franchises, Train Field Consultants, Planning Meeting, Measure Customer Satisfaction, Write & Update Operating Manuals, Franchisees' Profit & Growth, Convention Speeches.

Einbinder, Dunn & Goniea, LLP

Einbinder Dunn & Goniea understands the challenges that multi-unit franchisees face on a daily basis. We have decades of experience helping...

Plave Koch PLC

A new and different kind of law firm -- is dedicated to putting our...

Fisher & Zucker LLC

A full-service law firm with a national practice dedicated almost...

Recent Legal Features

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By the time you need legal advice to see if a franchise is right for you, you've come a long way in the evaluation process.
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The Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD, is a legal document that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide to franchise candidates, at least 14 days before a sale.
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Uncertainty is the bane of business. Although the regulatory environment of the past few years seemed bent on attacking the franchise business model, the early drama and politics of the incoming administration seem to be creating a new kind of uncertainty.
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California amended its franchise relationship law in October, giving more rights to franchisees. How might these changes affect your brand, and will they spread nationwide?
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