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
The definition of a franchise and the factors utilized to evaluate the existence of a franchise have important implications. That is, does the business arrangement providing for the multi-unit expansion of your business qualify as a franchise and thereby subject you to franchise regulations and disclosure requirements? The answer to…
Date: 11/23/2015 | Category: General
Now is as good a time as any to start a small business. The U.S. economy is gaining steam and unemployment is down to 5 percent. People have money to spend and are ready to invest. The question is: Should you start your own business from scratch or should you…
Date: 11/22/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise
Even the best, long-term partnerships can devolve into bitter disagreements. Partnership disputes can arise from many different situations but they most often involve misaligned management philosophies. Arguments can happen any time partners don’t see eye to eye on branding, culture, and growth strategy. If partners aren’t careful, their once productive relationship…
Date: 11/20/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes
A newly-started franchise begins with an “edge” that a newly-started standalone business doesn’t. And we don’t mean a well-known brand name, product, or service. The “edge” is the clear and focused guidelines that guide the operation of the business from its first day.
Date: 11/17/2015 | Category: General
The typical franchise agreement is representative of the disproportionate bargaining power between the franchisor and franchisee. That is, franchise agreements favor franchisors. One such favorable clause contained in franchise and license agreements relates to liquidated damages.
Date: 11/16/2015 | Category: General
When you meet with an experienced New York lawyer who handles business disputes, you want your meeting to be productive. Here are several tips to prepare for that meeting. These should help the conversation proceed efficiently and get your questions answered.
Date: 11/13/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel
Owning a small business can be one of the most fulfilling personal and professional decisions you make. Once you’ve decided to take the leap, you must answer the next question: would you prefer to own a franchise, or run an independent business? Both options have advantages and disadvantages.
Date: 11/11/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise
If you are researching the benefits of franchising, buying a franchise or starting a franchise, chances are that you have come across articles and promotional materials discussing the benefits of a proven franchise system. That is, prospective franchisees are advised that if they become a franchisee of a particular franchise…
Date: 11/09/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise
Buying a franchise is a significant business decision. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information for consumers who are considering buying a franchise. Among other tips, the FTC recommends consulting the following sources before you buy:
Date: 11/05/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise
For the first time franchise or business purchaser due diligence is critical. Although the term due diligence may sound odd or out of place, it simply refers to the pre-purchase/pre-investment investigation that you undertake before signing a franchise agreement or business purchase agreement. In his article “What is Due Diligence…
Date: 11/02/2015 | Category: Buy a Franchise