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The Internicola Law Firm, P.C. Blog

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

In Business There Are No Guarantees and, Yes, Franchises Do Fail

Every once and a while I get comments to posts on this blog that I refuse to publish.  These are not comments that are critical of my posts  (frankly, I appreciate critical comments that offer informative and different viewpoints) but rather generalized comments by individuals who are just looking to…

Date: 10/06/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

Finding the Right Franchise Lawyer for Your Franchise System and Franchise Investment?

I get that I am a franchise lawyer and I am about to give advice on “ finding the right franchise lawyer…” But the topic comes up often and let me start off with the point that there are some amazing, hard working and extremely competent franchise lawyers out there…

Date: 09/29/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Buying a Franchise – How to Get the Most from Your Franchise Attorney

Let’s assume that you are buying a franchise. You have done your research and you have found the right franchise lawyer – he or she is experienced, has a great attitude and is a good fit. So, how do you get the most out of your relationship with your franchise…

Date: 09/28/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

Franchising Viewed Through the Prism of a Recession

In the face of a recession has come a renewed interest and focus on franchising and franchise opportunities. Faced with the uncertainty of corporate life and layoffs rendering hard working and educated individuals without employment, a spotlight has been placed on franchise ownership and the resources available to prospective franchisees….

Date: 09/22/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

Contact Existing Franchisees Before Signing a Franchise Agreement

You have identified a franchise concept that you are extremely interested in. You have met with the franchisor’s sales staff, completed an application and are impressed, so far, by what you see. However, before taking that next step, before paying a franchise fee or signing a franchise agreement, contact existing…

Date: 09/14/2015 | Category: Business Transactions

From the “Corporate Frying Pan” into the “Franchise Fire”?

“Unstable” would qualify as a mild assessment of the current state of our economy and the job market.  In the face of historic corporate layoffs, many skilled and hardworking individuals are considering a leap from corporate employee to small business entrepreneur and franchisee. After speaking to many clients who have…

Date: 09/02/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise

Unfair Competition FAQs

Unfair competition happens when competitors are not on equal terms because of disadvantageous conditions applied to some competitors but not to others. It is also unfair when the same rules and conditions aren’t applied to all participants, or when the actions of one competitor harms the ability of others to…

Date: 08/28/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Making Your Non Compete Agreement Enforceable

Many businesses in New York require each employee to sign a non-compete clause. These contracts prevent employees from entering into or starting a similar profession or trade that will compete with the employer. Without a non-compete agreement, an ex-employee can immediately gain a competitive edge by exploiting trade secrets, employee…

Date: 08/23/2015 | Category: Business Transactions

Withdrawing from a Business Partnership

When you’re forming a business partnership, the last thing you want to think about is what will happen if one of the partners decides to leave. Withdrawal from a partnership is a critical issue that should be discussed and addressed at the beginning of your business partnership. Waiting until a…

Date: 08/20/2015 | Category: Business Transactions

Protecting Your Trademark from Infringement

Your trademark identifies your company and your products. It’s on your storefront, your letterhead and business card. When your clients see your trademark, they come to expect a certain level of quality. Therefore, you must protect your trademark to ensure that others do not infringe on your business or ruin…

Date: 08/18/2015 | Category: Intellectual Property