Articles Posted in Franchise Law

Evaluating Franchise Opportunities in Illinois: An Insider’s Guide
The Castle Law Firm

When it comes to making the significant decision of buying into a franchise system, it is essential to tread cautiously and conduct due diligence.  As a potential franchisee, your investment in the right opportunity can pave the way for business success and financial security.  On the other hand, an ill-informed decision might result in financial…

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A Guide to Understanding FDDs in Illinois
The Castle Law Firm

Entering the world of franchising can be both thrilling and intimidating.  It is crucial for prospective franchisees to have a solid understanding of the legal landscape, particularly regarding Illinois franchise law. One key document you must familiarize yourself with is the Franchise Disclosure Document, commonly referred to as the FDD.  As a prospective franchisee in…

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Franchise Agreement Negotiation: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know
The Castle Law Firm

Opening a franchise can be an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs, but it’s important to thoroughly review and understand the terms of the franchise agreement before signing on the dotted line.  As a franchisee in Chicago, here are some tips to consider when negotiating the terms of your franchise agreement: Know Your Rights: It is important…

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Top Reasons to Consult an Attorney Before Signing a Franchise Agreement
The Castle Law Firm

There are many reasons to seek competent legal assistance when purchasing a franchise.  You will be making a significant long-term investment—and while you will have a certain level of control over your own destiny, your ability to succeed will be somewhat reliant on the infrastructure, systems, and support provided by your franchisor.  A franchise attorney…

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Buying a Franchise in a Post-Pandemic World
The Castle Law Firm

There are many good reasons for considering a franchise investment. Maybe you want to fulfill your lifelong dream of owning a business and being your own boss, for example. Franchises provide immediate brand recognition for your enterprise. In addition, franchisors provide you with access to their unique systems and tools that have proven successful in…

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