Despite what some in the industry say, it’s neither illegal nor uncommon for franchisors to negotiate franchise agreements with prospective franchise buyers.
Category: Building A Better Franchise Agreement
Nevada’s New Law on Non-Competition Agreements Changes the Landscape for Franchisors
Nevada’s new law AB 276 provides comfort to franchisors seeking to enforce covenants not to compete in the state.
Do You Have this Unfair and Illegal Provision in Your Franchise Agreement?
Last night I reviewed a franchise agreement and found a surprising, and illegal, provision buried deep in the contract. If ever there was a compelling case for being careful when you are choosing legal counsel, I just found the provision that makes it.
Beware of Dabbling Franchise Attorneys! Part 2: Franchisor Counsel
The second of a two-part piece examining why “dabbling” franchise attorneys — that is, those who are inexperienced in franchising and franchise law but get involved with franchise transactions anyway — can be harmful to their clients.
The Forum-Selection Clause in Your Franchise Agreement: Why it’s Important
One of the most common provisions in franchise agreements is the “forum-selection” clause. This article examines the forum-selection provision and a recent case involving such a provision, Maaco Franchising Inc. v. Tainter.
Franchisor Unsuccessful In Relying On Exculpatory Clauses To Avoid Fraud Claim By Franchisee
A recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals case addresses the use of exculpatory clauses in franchise agreements, and determines that the clauses relied upon by the franchisor to avoid liability were both insufficiently specific and not conspicuous. As a result, the exculpatory clauses failed to protect the franchisor against fraud claims by the franchisee.