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The Internicola Law Firm, P.C. Media Appearances

Drawing on his experiences as an entrepreneur, a business owner and an accomplished business and franchise lawyer, Charles N. Internicola is frequently sought out by local and national media outlets regarding issues of entrepreneurship, business and franchise law. A strong advocate of entrepreneurship, small business and the franchising business model, Mr. Internicola frequently lectures on these topics and he is the author of various books and articles.

Mr. Internicola and the entire team at The Internicola Law Firm, P.C. are honored to be featured in various news stories, articles, and interviews over the years. Below are some of our appearances in radio, print, and online media.

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As Featured In:

1. 1851 Franchise Magazine: "Founder to Know: Charles Internicola, Internicola Law Firm"

ECOMAIDS owner and all-around franchise guru Internicola talks about his vision for the future of franchising. Click here to read.

2. Franchise Times: "Naming Your 'Bundle of Joy' Isn't Easy"

Mr. Internicola weighs in on the important legal issues business owners need to consider when selecting a brand name for their franchise. As Mr. Internicola points out, developing the right brand and trade name requires an evaluation of both business and legal factors. Click here to read the insightful feature.

3. Bloomberg Business: Unions Team Up with Fast Food Owners

Mr. Internicola discusses the impact of proposed franchise legislation in the State of California and the potential impact that this legislation may have on the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Click here to read.

4. San Francisco Chronicle: "Bill Would Give Franchisees More Leverage"

In this San Francisco Chronicle article about proposed franchise relationship legislation, Mr. Internicola explains the legislation and the consequences it may have in altering the legal relationship between franchisors and franchisees. Click here to read.

5. Bank of America Small Business Community: Franchising Series – 11 Must Use Online Resources

A favorite within the business community the Bank of America Small Business Community named Mr. Internicola's franchise law blog as one of the "11 Must Use Online Resources. Mr. Internicola's articles and his blog are described as "...much more detailed than your typical franchise blog fare, delving into different franchise issues like encroachment, promotion and marketing, and intellectual property rights of entrepreneurs, to name a few." Mr. Internicola's blog about entrepreneurship and franchise law has since been relocated. Click here to go to the blog.

6. Wall Street Journal Radio Network: Appearance on the Edward Woodson Show

Mr. Internicola was a guest on the Edward Woodson show on Biz Radio 880, part of the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. During the interview Mr. Internicola discussed issues involving entrepreneurship, franchising and business expansion. Click here to listen to the radio interview.

Click here to read a press release about the interview: http://www.edwardwoodson.com/press/franchise.html

7. The Internicola Law Firm Featured in 1851 Franchise Magazine as 'The Next Great Thing in Suppliers'

Today, Internicola Law Firm works with around 30 brands across the country. With a deep understanding of the growing pains that franchisors generally go through, Internicola Law Firm has emerged as one of the industry's top suppliers helping to take entrepreneurs and their businesses to the next level. Click here to read.

8. HVACRBusiness.com: "Choosing the Right Lawyer is Crucial to Success"

When asked about the attorney client relationship and what business owners should be looking for in an attorney, Mr. Internicola gives some very practical advice and it is all about "value." That is, how can a lawyer or law firm add value to your business? In this article Mr. Internicola discusses the value proposition that business owners should expect from their law firm. Click here to read the HVARCBusiness.com article.

9. HVACRBusiness.com: "Consider Expansion through Franchising"

A frequent topic that comes up and that every successful business owner considers is "what's next?" That is, what is next in the expansion and growth of your business and how do you get to the next level? Well, for some, franchising is the answer and in this feature article authored by Mr. Internicola himself, he lays out a detailed guide for successfully franchising a HVARC business. Click here to read.

10. Intuit Quickbooks: "Expert Advice: Are You Ready to Franchise Your Business"

When the small business experts at Intuit wanted to discuss franchising and provide their readers with information about franchising, they turned to Mr. Internicola for his expert advice. In this article, Mr. Internicola offers insights as to what a successful small business owner should consider when evaluating franchising and whether or not his or her business is ready for franchising. Click here to read the interview.

11. Westchester Magazine: "Benefits and Burdens of Owning a Franchise"

For those considering the purchase of a franchise, a significant portion of the due diligence process relates to the franchisor's disclosures in the FDD. In this Westchester Magazine article Mr. Internicola weighs in on the role of the FDD and some data that prospective franchisees should be evaluating. Click here to read.

12. U.S. Small Business Administration: "Franchise Lawyers: When To Use One"

Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) combined with the franchise agreement (contract) can be a challenge to read, especially since a lot of the verbiage is in legalese. Mr. Internicola is brought up in regards to franchise contract negotiability. Click here to read.

13. Fast Casual: "Restaurateurs Speak Out Against NLRB Ruling"

Operating a franchise may have become more difficult thanks to a ruling by The National Labor Relations Board, which made it easier for workers to unionize under the larger parent company. Click here to read.

14. 24/7 Wall St: "Restaurant Group Criticizes NLRB Ruling"

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that a company is a "joint employer" along with its contractors has caused a storm of concern in at least one industry that is heavily populated with franchisors and franchisees. Click here to read.

15. SUCCESS Magazine: A Law Firm Uses SUCCESS FOR TEENS to Promote Entrepreneurship

Mr. Internicola firmly believes that entrepreneurs are the backbone of our nation. To help the next generation of business owners get going, The Internicola Law Firm, P.C. launched the Franchisee University Young Entrepreneur Scholarship. High school students from across the New York metro area who plan on attending college or establishing their own business after graduation were eligible to enter. The inaugural $500 scholarship was won by 16 year old Bronx student Mbalu Fofana. Mr. Internicola plans to expand the scholarship beyond New York to students nationwide. Click here to read.

16. Franchise Direct: What Happens When a Franchise Relationship is Over?

To explore what happens when the franchise relationship is over, we turned to Charles Internicola, the managing partner and founder of The Internicola Law Firm, for some details. The Internicola Law Firm works with and guides clients at every stage of the business development cycle, including franchise expansion. Charles serves as outside and general counsel to a number of franchise, manufacturing and service based businesses throughout the nation. Click here to read.

17. 1851 Franchise Magazine: The Five Best Suppliers for Emerging Franchisors

As many of our readers know, being a franchisor is not a set-it-and-forget-it type of investment. Franchisors must establish a solid business model to set up each of their franchisees for success, and having the right suppliers is key.

These five suppliers will provide high quality services for emerging franchisors to take their business to the next level. Click here to read.

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