Franchising is a highly-specialized legal and business arrangement. In a typical franchise relationship, one party, called a franchisor, licenses its trademarks and proprietary business methods to another party, called a franchisee, in exchange for royalties and other fees.
Franchising involves other detailed rights and obligations and is regulated under state and federal law. At Pugh Accardo, we provide a variety of legal services intended to facilitate the success of existing and emerging franchised business-owners and entrepreneurs.
including single-unit and area-unit FDDs and Item 19 best practices
including state-specific and pre-sale compliance issues
including FDD review and “validation”—i.e., a process for communicating with existing franchisees