You may have tons of reasons why you haven’t started your business yet, but once you get it running, there’s no reason not to get a franchise lawyer! Franchise attorneys help franchisees BEFORE they buy the business. They assist in ensuring that the franchisee understands all of their responsibilities that they are accepting as a franchisee.
Much of this conversation Amanda and Lance are discussing what she will be doing with FDD(franchise disclosure doc review) prior to anyone signing the franchise agreement!
(Unless you already have one!)
It’s like having a family doctor or a dentist for your business...
You won’t always run into legal problems, but when you do, it’s nice to have a dedicated specialist you can rely on to check up on your business and prescribe you with legal remedies.
Doesn’t this advice raise so many questions?
(Like what kind of legal matters are we talking about? Does it have to be a franchise attorney? Can’t any lawyer get the job done?)
We’re hoping it does!
Because then, it’d be the perfect opportunity to introduce Amanda D. Dempsey, Esq.!
Amanda is a shareholder for Saxton & Stump, practicing under the name Kent Dempsey Franchise Law.
Amanda concentrates her practice on the representation of emerging and middle-market franchise brands. She assists U.S. and international franchisors with all aspects of owning and operating franchise businesses, including the drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements, preparation and registration of franchise disclosure documents, and regulatory compliance and dispute resolution.
Amanda also represents franchise clients in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions involving franchise businesses. Amanda also focuses on intellectual property matters including IP asset protections, portfolio management, U.S. and International trademark protection and brand development strategies.
That’s a lot of things you’ll be interested in once you start owning your own franchise business!
And even before you get started, you’d definitely be interested in knowing about franchise disclosure documents (FDD) and franchise agreements, all of which a franchise attorney can help you with!
Woah, what’s an FDD? Why do I need to be familiar with it before starting my business? What other benefits do I get from having a franchise attorney on my side?
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