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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.

Win $500 Franchisee University Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Attention all high school seniors: you may be eligible to win a $500 scholarship, courtesy of the NY franchise and business law attorneys at The Internicola Law Firm, P.C. Although there are no GPA requirements for participation in this contest, you must plan on attending college or starting up your own business upon graduation to…

Date: 04/23/2015 | Category: Firm News

3 Tips to Follow when Asking Fellow Franchisees for Advice

You’re close to finalizing the purchase of a seemingly dependable franchise: you’re interested in working in the industry the franchise is in, you’ve spoken with the franchisor about the fundamentals of business operations and s/he seems reliable, and you have not only the capital to invest in the franchise but also the drive to become…

Date: 04/20/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

3 Factors to Consider before Franchising Your Business

Have you found success with your business and want to take it further, much further? Franchising may be the option for you. As a business owner, you dream of seeing your brand become a household name; you envision hundreds, maybe even thousands of franchisees installed all across the nation and around the globe. You can…

Date: 04/16/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Co-Owner of the Phillies Battling Sister over Business Buyout

Billionaire John S. Middleton is engaging in a legal battle with his younger sister, Anna K. Nupson, over a deal in which he bought her and others out of the family’s holding company for approximately $200 million. Although Nupson has not yet brought forward any specific claims of wrongdoing against her brother, sources indicate that…

Date: 04/14/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

The First Steps to Managing Your Partnership Dispute

Has your relationship with your business partner blown up? Or do you suspect that your partner is determined to undermine your legal rights and impair the value of your equity interests? Your partnership should be based on trust, not uncertainty. Leaving your partnership dispute unchecked will jeopardize your business and livelihood. It is absolutely vital…

Date: 04/06/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

What Legal Zoom May Not be Telling You

As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, I am actually somewhat of a fan of Legal Zoom. No, I don’t use their services and I would not recommend that you file a trademark registration, patent or franchise review through them. However, incorporating a business through them can make sense. Why do I bring this up? Well,…

Date: 03/26/2015 | Category: Intellectual Property

Did Your Business Partner Already Lock You Out

Partnership disputes have a way of creeping up on you. Many times we are contacted by hardworking and successful business owners who want to negotiate a buyout of his or her shares in the business. That is they have worked with their partner to create a successful business, disagreements arose and now it is time…

Date: 03/25/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Is Your License Agreement a “Ticking Bomb”?

It is. Look, licensing is a natural progression for a business. That is you create a business, it is successful and other want to replicate your success. So, you go to a lawyer (or Legal Zoom) and someone draws up a license agreement. You sell 2, 4, 10 licensed and all is good, right? Well…

Date: 03/23/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid After Buying a Franchise

So you bought a franchise or you are about to sign a franchise agreement and buy a franchise and you are wondering “…what are some mistakes that others after they bought a franchise…” So what we are talking about is not your pre-purchase franchise due diligence (something I discuss in my book “An Entrepreneurs Guide…

Date: 03/18/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

The Benefits of Franchising Over Licensing

Although franchising has been and remains one of the most successful vehicles for the multi-unit expansion of a business, many entrepreneurs disregard franchising in favor of licensing, believing franchising to be a daunting task. In other words, they opt to license their trademarks to third parties without also guiding their business’s systems and processes.

Date: 03/11/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

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