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I’m a Dissatisfied Franchisee in New York—Can I Rescind My Franchise Agreement?

Jun 28, 2024 - Blog by |

If you are dissatisfied with your franchise purchase, you are not alone. While some franchisees are able to find success, many franchises fail—and a significant percentage do so within the first two years of ownership. In this scenario, what options do you have available? Can you rescind your franchise agreement? New York franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

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Should You Buy an “Emerging” Franchise?

Jun 21, 2024 - Blog by |

Entrepreneur.com recently released its 2024 Top New & Emerging Franchises Ranking. As the online publication explains, this is its list of the “top companies that have been franchising for five years or less.” If you are thinking about buying a franchise, should you consider an “emerging” brand? National franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein shares his thoughts.

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What if a Franchisor Doesn’t Have a Registered Trademark?

Jun 14, 2024 - Blog by |

When you buy a franchise, you are paying for three main things: (i) the right to rely on the franchisor’s experience and expertise, (ii) the right to use the franchisor’s system, and (iii) the right to use the franchisor’s trademark. So, what if the franchisor’s trademark isn’t registered? While unregistered trademarks still have value, their value is limited—and this is a factor that is worth considering during the franchise buying process. National franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

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How Much Freedom Will You Really Have as a Franchisee in New York?

May 31, 2024 - Blog by |

One of the primary reasons why people consider franchise ownership is because they want to restore more freedom in their daily lives. Rather than going to work when their boss tells them to, they want to be the boss—and they want to decide how and when things should be done. But how much freedom can you really expect as a franchisee? New York franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

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Buying a Franchise: 7 Tips for Preparing for Your Discovery Day

May 24, 2024 - Blog by |

When you are trying to decide on a franchise, one of the most important steps in the process is your “discovery day.” This is when you spend a day (or more) at the franchisor’s headquarters, meeting the company’s executives and getting a hands-on experience of the brand. You will be paying for your trip, and it will take time that you could be devoting to other activities, so it is important to make sure you get the most out of the process. Here are some tips from national franchisee lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein.

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What Does the FTC’s New Noncompete Rule Mean for Franchisees?

May 10, 2024 - Blog by |

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is “banning noncompetes” in the United States. In its announcement, the FTC quotes Chair Lina M. Khan as saying, “The FTC’s final rule to ban noncompetes will ensure Americans have the freedom to pursue a new job, start a new business, or bring a new idea to market.” While this may initially sound like good news for franchisees, the FTC’s “ban” on noncompetes isn’t as broad as it seems—as national franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

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Investing in a Foreign Franchise Brand in the U.S.: What You Need to Know

Apr 30, 2024 - Blog by |

As franchising continues to grow in popularity around the world, foreign brands are increasingly seeking to franchise in the United States. If you are thinking about investing in a foreign franchise brand, there is a lot you need to know. Along with all of the considerations involved with buying a franchise generally, there are some unique considerations involved as well. International franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

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5 Myths About Franchise Ownership

Apr 23, 2024 - Blog by |

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently published an article with five “myths” about franchise ownership. As we discussed in a previous post, two of these “myths” weren’t myths at all, but rather reflected fundamental aspects of the franchisor-franchisee relationship. As a franchise lawyer, it is disappointing to see the FTC get it so wrong—especially in an article that is intended as a free resource for prospective franchisees.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online About Franchise Ownership—Sometimes Even the Federal Government Gets It Wrong

Apr 16, 2024 - Blog by |

When you are thinking about buying a franchise, it is critical to make sure you are making informed decisions. While you can find lots of useful information online, you need to be careful to ensure you are not relying on inaccurate information that will compromise your decision-making. Reading blog articles from a reputable franchisee law firm is a good option, and looking at government resources is a good option as well.

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