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Franchisee Attorney Robert Zarco on Buying a Franchise

Robert Zarco, senior partner of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, a Miami-based law firm that represents U.S. and international franchisees, speaks about the power that a franchisee gives over to a franchisor when he or she signs a franchise contract.

Franchisees to Regulators: Franchisors Must Disclose Franchise-Level Profits

Alexander Hamilton
Where's the money? Alexander Hamilton on $10 bill. (Photo: Sniegowski)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A franchise buyer's most fundamental question is, "How much can I make with this business?" Obtaining a straight-forward answer to that question has been like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Franchise Registration States

If a franchisor is authorized to sell in the states below, the franchising company must register with the following state offices.

Does an Unclear FDD Indicate a Possible Disguised Franchise?

If you've recently decided to buy a franchise and are ready to start the process to owning your own business, then you are probably aware of the fact that one of the first documents that a franchisor should give you is a disclosure document.

Do Statistics Reveal the Truth about Franchising?

Last week, released its "Franchise Industry Report 2014" touting a 3.8 percent growth in the number of franchise outlets in the United States between 2010 and 2014—a three year period.

Franchise Rule Specifies Timing for Required Disclosures

The legal protections that apply to sales of franchises cannot be wished away by sellers, merely by calling the sale of an ongoing business relationship by some other name.

Note to Restaurant Investors and Franchisees

Lately, there has been a spate of restaurant franchisors in heavy sales mode, pushing their concepts with little to no disclosure of sales or profitability.

A Thorough FDD Review & Consultation is a Bargain

We spend a lot of time counseling clients who invested in an unsuccessful franchise without ever consulting an attorney.

NASAA’s Proposed Multi-unit Commentary Clarifies Key Terms

The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released a proposed commentary on multi unit franchise arrangements.

Looking for Franchise Heaven in Paradise

IHOP at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, Hawaii
IHOP at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Franchises in Hawaii, as elsewhere, are ubiquitous. Outlets such as McDonald's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Denny's are popular in Waikiki with the tourists, who quickly get tired of the expensive, albeit, delicious, meals with huge servings at hotels.