The managing partner and founder of The Internicola Law Firm, PC, Charles is a seasoned business attorney who has worked with and guided his clients at every stage of the business development cycle from start-up, regional expansion, franchised expansion, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection and high-stakes litigation. Charles serves as outside and general counsel to a number of franchise, manufacturing and service based businesses throughout the nation where Charles and his team coordinate, monitor and manage all aspects of his clients’ legal matters, regulatory obligations and legal programs for the expansion and protection of their businesses.
Charles is a avid advocate for entrepreneurship, he is the author of certain well-regarded business, franchise law and partnership dispute books and publications and he is a frequent and accredited speaker for issues involving entrepreneurship, franchising, corporate governance and shareholder and partnership disputes. In addition to his role as managing member of The Internicola Law Firm, Charles is also an entrepreneur and is the managing member of Thoughts Are Things Franchising, LLC, a national franchise company.
Charles is recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine for his excellence in business and franchise law, he maintains a Superb 10.0 rating with AVVO and he is a recognized authority by featured business publications and media such as Bloomberg Businessweek, 1851 Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Franchise Times, HVACR Magazine, Bank of America and Intuit QuickBooks.
Mr. Internicola’s representation includes:
Franchising Your Business: The representation of successful entrepreneurs that have established a successful business and now wish to expand their business through franchising and the establishment of a franchise system. Click here to learn more about how Mr. Internicola can assist you in franchising your business.
Legal Counsel for Your Business: The representation of existing and established businesses and companies – including franchisors, distributors and service providers – that require representation in business transactions, litigation, compliance and day-to-day legal counsel involving the protection of business assets, trademarks and intellectual property, partnership and shareholder governance, supply, license, distribution and confidentiality agreements and regulatory compliance. Click here to learn more about how our general counsel program can help you protect and expand your business.
Buying a Franchise: The representation of individual entrepreneurs involved in buying a franchise and the establishment of individual unit, multi-unit and other franchise development rights. Click here to learn more about our step-by-step process for buying a franchise and how we can assist you.
Are you a franchisor or a part of a franchise sales team? Do you want to learn more about franchise sale compliance and ensure that your sales practices comply with franchise laws and are consistent with best practices? Then this guide is for you. In this guide you’ll learn the... read more
In this guide you’ll learn the basics of franchising, how to franchise your business, and how to win at franchising. We’ll also take a deeper dive into legal requirements for franchising and why they matter, steps to take before and after you launch your franchise, and even some tips on... read more
When considering expanding a business both franchising and licensing are possible options. In this guide, you'll learn the differences of franchising and licensing and understand how each will affect you. read more
Are you considering franchising your business? If so, its important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of franchising your business. Franchising is a legal and business model designed to achieve multi-unit expansion. Compared to organic expansion where you invest in and open multiple locations yourself, franchising allows you to recruit... read more
The documents to franchise your business include the franchise disclosure document (FDD), franchise agreement, operations manual, financial statements, and state specific registration applications. Below we discuss each franchise document in detail. 1. Franchise Disclosure Document Before you can offer or sell a franchise you are required to issue and disclose... read more
Franchising may be the next big step for your business and represents an opportunity to grow your brand. So, how do you know if franchising is right for you? How do you know if your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not you should franchise your business?... read more
In this webinar, Charles Internicola and Laura Meyer, founder of Joybrand Creative, talk about how to position your brand to win at franchise sales. Some topics include: How franchisors can develop their brand strategy How to differentiate your brand strategy between your targeted end-user customers and prospective franchisees for franchise... read more
In this webinar, Charles N. Internicola, Esq. and Lisa Welko, CFE of Integrity Franchise Group discuss what it takes to make your brand attractive to franchise brokers and sell to qualified franchisees. Selling franchises and building a durable franchise system - all comes down to being a "good franchisor," making... read more
Key strategies to accelerate franchise growth for startup and emerging franchisors In this webinar, franchise attorney Charles Internicola and Nick Powills, founder of No Limit Agency and 1851 Franchise, discuss key strategies to accelerate franchise growth through PR and digital media. Some topics include: Steps franchisors should take when it... read more
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