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the best franchise advisors
By Michael Seid, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide I frequently get requests from people wanting recommendations for local lawyers or consultants to work with them, either in starting a franchise system or for evaluating a franchise opportunity. These requests are proactive...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: April 10th 2018
How much does it cost?
Of all the mistakes new business owners make, the most fatal is failing to anticipate the cost of getting and staying in business. When you begin to explore franchising, you quickly discover that one of its benefits is having franchisors...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: April 3rd 2018
find a franchise lawyer
A franchise agreement is a contract; it identifies the rights and obligations of both the franchisor and the franchisee, so any attorney who is competent to review a contract should be able to review a franchise agreement, right? Likely not....
Posted by msablog
Posted on: April 1st 2018
the best franchise advisors
as printed in: Franchise Law News - Q4 2011 by: Michael Seid and Kay Ainsley The most obvious area in franchising where the lines between franchise consultants and lawyers frequently blur is within the professional services provided to emerging franchisors. Companies...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 13th 2018
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First published in Franchise Law News, Q4 2011 The most obvious area in franchising where the lines between consultants and lawyers frequently blur is within the professional services provided to emerging franchisors. Companies new to franchising have difficulty understanding the...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 11th 2018
Question: I am a franchisee of a retail specialty store. For the past three months I have been selling a new product I found through one of my local vendors. My customers are thrilled by the new product and it...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 9th 2018
Seemingly every article about franchisee litigation opens with the author spending time on how you should find ways to avoid it. I wrote that column some months back in Franchise Times, and it is worth re-reading as a prescriptive way...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 8th 2018
MSA routinely works with lawyers in developing the franchise documents used by both new and existing franchisors. Helping our franchisor clients make the choice of which law firm to work with is an integral part of our practice. Having a...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Since the late 1940s, franchising has served as a vehicle with which small businesses have grown successfully into national chains. Franchising has also provided individuals with the opportunity to achieve their "Great American Dream" of business ownership. Franchising will continue...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 2nd 2018