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Franchise Operations
Dual Branding: Legal Structures and Choices
Best Practices: Legal Techniques

General Franchising
Franchising: A Business Overview and Some Practical Considerations
7 Steps Before You Franchise Your Business - For Those Considering Franchising.By: Lori M. Lofstrom, Partner
7 Qualities of Successful Franchisors - For Newly Established Franchisors. By: Lori M. Lofstrom, Partner

Franchisees
So Your Client is Thinking of Becoming a Franchisee

Franchisors
Negotiations with Individual Franchisees: The Franchisor’s Perspective
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising
Is My Client's Business Really Franchiseable
Fundamentals of Franchise Law by Margaret E. Narodick
Currency Re-Disclosure and "Who's in the Pipeline"
A North American Franchising Philosophy

International Franchising
Franchise Law Developments and Current Status - United States
Franchising in America
Going International: Steps in the Process and Working with Consultants
Negotiating International Agreements
U.S. Anti-Terrorism Measures and Franchising
Coming to America: Are You Ready
Coming to America: Business and legal aspects of bringing a franchise system to America
Legal Aspects of Franchising Into America
Choosing and Using International Consultants

Taiwan Franchise Disclosure Guidelines

Kazakhstan, Enactment of Franchise Law

Legal
The 2004 California Omnibus Franchise Bill: A Further Step to Franchise Reform
The Proposed Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule
Avoiding Lawsuits: A Business and Legal Guide for Franchisors
How To Avoid Unlimited "Exclusive Territories" Imposed By a Court
The Proposed FTC Franchising Rule
Selling Franchises Via the Internet
"Earnings Claims: Landmines or Golden Nuggets?"
Unauthorized Earnings Claims from Franchisor to Prospective Franchisee
A New Item 19 and the Changing Face of Earnings Claims

Disputes Resolution

A Dispute Resolution Handbook for Franchisor and Franchisees.
(David Holmes editor, available on the IFA Website at www.franchise.org under "self regulation" )


Lessons
Learned
California Law Applied to Protect California Franchisees, In Spite of Florida Choice of Law Clause
Forum Selection Clauses - Sometimes Enforced; Sometimes Not
No Liability for Sale of Unregistered Franchises
Franchise Agreement "Boilerplate" Defeats Fraud Claim
Arbitration Panel Enforces Post-Term Non-Compete; Denies Franchisor's Lost Profits Claim; Related Non-Competition Cases
Venue Clause Enforced
Non-Competition Clause Enforced Against Wife Who Did Not Sign Franchise Agreement
Canada: U.S. UFOC Fails to Satisfy Canadian Requirements; U.S. Franchisor Obligated to Disclose Unit-Level Financial Data in Assignment Scenario; Release Saves the Day
   


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