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.
Franchising may be the next big step for your business and brand. So, how do you know whether or not you should franchise your business and if franchising is right for you? The answer depends on your business, your business goals, your personal goals, your budget and where you want... 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
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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
One of the biggest issues for emerging franchisors is not having a plan for insurance and system-wide protection. What do emerging brands need to know when they're starting off, who should they rely on, and how can they plan ahead? Get an insurance game plan to protect your franchise system... read more
Key strategies for developing the right logo & trade dress to drive franchise growth with branding and design expert Dan Antonelli. Dan is the author of ‘Building a Big Small Business Brand’ and is the creative director of the branding firm KickCharge Creative. Learn how to drive franchise growth and... read more
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