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A Blog All About the Expansion and Protection of Your Business and Business Interests

The Internicola Law Firm Blog is all about the expansion, protection and improvement of your business and business interests. In this popular publication Charles N. Internicola, Esq. and the attorneys at The Internicola Law Firm discuss important issues involving:

  • Franchising Your Business;
  • Buying a Franchise;
  • Business Transactions;
  • Partnership Disputes; and
  • Legal counsel for your business

Below, select a category of interest for you. We are certain that you will find these articles valuable for your business.

4 Points that Non-Controlling Shareholders Must Address in their New York Shareholders Agreement

The information and advice that I am about to give is derived from fighting (in litigation, of course) to protect the interests of minority shareholders and non-controlling shareholders who, after years of hard work and financial investment, find themselves locked-out and on the “outside” of their own business. Much more often than not, these individuals…


Date: 03/03/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Landlord Consent is Mandatory when Buying a Business or Franchise

When purchasing a business or franchise, in most instances, one of the primary assets that you will be acquiring is the “lease” to the existing business location / store that you are “buying”.   A few of the many obvious reasons as to why your lease agreement will be crucial, include: Profitability – The monthly…


Date: 03/02/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

Join the “Franchisors Building Great Businesses” LinkedIn Group!

“Franchisors Building Great Businesses” is an information sharing group among like-minded franchisors intent on building great franchise systems.  Members include start-up franchisors and mid-size franchise systems interested in discussing, sharing and learning about franchising best practices. The purpose of the group is to foster an exchange of ideas, best practices, information and feedback among a…


Date: 02/27/2015 | Category: Firm News

The Internicola Law Firm is Offering a CPE Accredited Course for CPA’s

We are glad to announce that for 2015 The Internicola Law Firm’s course “Franchise Law for Accountants: Understanding the FDD and the Role of Audited Financial Statements” is now accredited for CPA’s. The course provides accountants with an insight into franchise regulations, the accountant’s role in a franchisor’s regulatory obligations, and the role of audited financial statements…


Date: 02/26/2015 | Category: Firm News

4 Questions to Answer before you Start a Franchise

If you are a successful business owner and entrepreneur, chances are that you have considered or, at least, thought about expanding your business through the establishment of a franchise system. That is, taking the trademark(s), services and business systems that you have created and licensing them to third parties (franchisees) who will then devote their own…


Date: 02/25/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

The Franchise Registration States

If you are a successful business owner and thinking about franchising your business, it is critical to recognize that with the benefits of franchised expansion come both federal and state regulation – regulation that is manageable and, actually, helpful if approached correctly.  While Federal Law provides an overriding framework regulating the offer and sale of franchises…


Date: 02/24/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Can (or even Should) you Buy a Business or Franchise to Replace a Lost Job?

With the reality of layoffs unfortunately accelerating, “interest” in entrepreneurship is growing. Many hard working and educated individuals are asking the question: “should I replace my lost job with my own business or franchise”. This is a critical question and yesterday I received an email (from an individual ordering a copy of my book “An…


Date: 02/23/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Creating Your Franchise Operations Manual: Step 3

Continuing our 4-part blog series on putting together an effective franchise operation manual, we’re going to discuss the importance of setting up a marketing guideline for franchisees. Once a franchisee understands your business model and goals (Step1), as well as the goods or services you provide (Step 2), you’ll need to give them a plan…


Date: 02/20/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Bennigan’s Begins Again

Before Ruby Tuesday’s, T.G.I.Friday’s, and Chili’s became household names in the casual dining scene – there was Bennigan’s. Established in 1976, by restaurant mogul and salad bar inventor, Norman Brinker, Bennigan’s picked up where older chains, such as Sizzler and Ho-Jo’s, had fallen off. The Atlanta-based franchisor ushered in a new era of mid-range dining…


Date: 02/18/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

Why It Pays to Buy a Franchise as a U.S. Veteran

Setting out on your own and starting your own business can be a daunting task for anyone, but when you add in the unique challenges of returning to civilian life as a military veteran, the process may be more than a little intimidating. Fortunately, there are numerous programs available to assist veterans looking to join…


Date: 02/11/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

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