Author: Goldstein Law Firm

Can Franchisors Require (or Prevent Franchisees from Requiring) COVID-19 Safety Measures?

Jul 30, 2021 - Blog by |

With new variants spreading rapidly and vaccination rates remaining below what is necessary to gain control of the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to play a major role in the way that many franchisees conduct business. Franchisees must make difficult decisions about whether (and to what extent) to impose restrictions and requirements, and they must do so while receiving guidance that seems to shift on a near-daily basis. They must take their franchisors’ requirements into account as well.

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Buying a Franchise—Is It Worth It?

Jul 28, 2021 - Blog by |

You want to own your own business, and you are considering a franchise as an alternative to starting from scratch. But, is buying a franchise worth it? Or, will the fees consume your profits (and potentially more)? Here are some insights from national franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein:

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Buying a Second Franchise: 5 Important Business and Legal Considerations

Jul 23, 2021 - Blog by |

You own a franchise, and you are ready for more. You’ve gotten comfortable operating within the franchise model, and you are now at a point where you can rely on your employees to manage the business’s day-to-day operations. So, you are thinking about opening franchise number two. What do you need to know? Here are five important business and legal considerations from franchisee attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein:

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What Are Your Options When Your Franchisor Imposes a Mandatory Update?

Jul 21, 2021 - Blog by |

Many franchisors are making major changes to their systems in 2021. While most view these changes as being necessary in light of the economic and cultural impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they often carry a hefty price tag, and it is franchisees who are being forced to foot the bill. If your franchisor is implementing major updates, do you have to comply? What if you cannot afford to do so? Franchisee lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains:

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Coalition of Franchisee Associations Survey Highlights Concerns Among Franchise Owners

Jul 16, 2021 - Blog by |

The Franchise Times recently reported on a survey conducted by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations. According to the publication, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations collected responses from “just shy of 700 franchisees,” the majority of whom own five or fewer locations. The survey responses shed light on a number of prevailing concerns, as well as some general trends in the franchise industry. Franchisee attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein shares his thoughts below:

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Is an “Emerging” Franchise a Smart Investment?

Jul 14, 2021 - Blog by |

Selecting a franchise involves a unique blend of considerations. On the one hand, you want a well-established brand with a proven track record of helping franchisees grow successful independent businesses. On the other, you need to make sure your franchise is relevant by today’s standards, and you need to know that your franchisor isn’t going to fall behind the times. With this in mind, is an “emerging” franchise a good investment? In this article, franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein shares his thoughts:

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How Important Is It To Obtain a Franchise Business Review?

Jun 30, 2021 - Blog by |

If you are thinking about buying a franchise, obtaining a franchise business review is an important part of the process. Getting advice from an experienced franchise lawyer allows you to make informed decisions; and, while you may want your lawyer to provide a “seal of approval” for your chosen franchise opportunity, the true goal is to get unbiased legal advice focused on your long-term best interests.

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Is Your Franchise Failing Because Your Franchisor is Failing?

Jun 28, 2021 - Blog by |

When you buy a franchise, there is a chance that your franchise will fail. This is a risk you take when you sign your franchise agreement, and it is a risk that you should take only if you have a clear and comprehensive understanding of what you can expect as a franchisee. But, while there are many factors that prospective franchisees need to consider, there is one factor that they shouldn’t: Franchisees shouldn’t have to worry about their franchisors failing. Unfortunately, in many cases they do. This is a fact our franchise lawyers know all too well.

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