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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:

Coronavirus and Business Interruption Insurance


As the response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic escalates and states like New York, California, Pennsylvania, and many others are mandating restricted business operations and, even, mandatory closures, the livelihood, income, and very existence of franchisees and small business owners across the country is in jeopardy! Legislative responses such as the Families First Coronavirus…

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Franchise Development and Legal Steps Franchisors Should Take to Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic

In our article “What Coronavirus Means for Franchise Brands and a Roadmap for Franchise Recovery” and part 1 of our three-part webinar “What Coronavirus (COVID-19) will Mean for Franchise Brands”, we outlined a recovery framework focused on strategic planning during the following three stages of this pandemic: (a) short-term phase, as the pandemic escalates to…

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What Coronavirus Means for Franchise Brands and a Roadmap for Franchise Recovery


“We don’t know what we don’t know.” Today, March 17, 2020, that is the sentiment for all Americans, small businesses, and, for the focus of this article – franchisors! What we don’t know if the stage of this pandemic in the United States, judging by other nations such as China, Italy, and Spain, it appears…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Franchising


For franchising, franchisors, franchisees, entrepreneurs, and business owners, the COVID-19 Coronavirus and the current global pandemic is altering the course of history and now challenges the existence of so many businesses across the country. While the health and wellbeing of family, friends, and our nation as a whole is the paramount concern, the economic realities of the Corona Virus and its impact on franchisors and franchising must also be addressed. 

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How to Find Free Franchise Disclosure Documents – Free FDD’s


If you are an existing franchisor or about to franchise your business, reviewing and evaluating competitor FDD’s is an important step in competitively benchmarking your franchise offering.

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Franchising: It Starts With One


The numbers you’re seeing on the screen are off the chart. Literally. You actually had to look away from your monitor for a moment – and look back again, just to make sure you weren’t hallucinating. Turns out you weren’t. Wow! Are you surprised? Not really. You’ve been dreaming of this moment ever since you…

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Impact of California’s AB5 on Franchising


California’s passage of Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) represents a significant legislative shift in what constitutes and qualifies as an employer-employee relationship under California law. AB5 creates stricter requirements as to when a California business may classify an individual as an independent contractor and, thereby, extends California’s extensive employee wage and labor protections to individuals who…

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New 2020 NASAA Requirements for FDD State Cover Page


On May 19, 2019, NASAA, the North American Securities Administrators Association, issued new guidelines requiring changes to the structure, content, and overall format of the FDD State Cover Page and the Effective Date Page. These new guidelines and requirements become effective January 1, 2020, for all FDDs issued in 2020 and thereafter.

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How Much Should I Tell Potential Franchisees About Costs At A Franchise Trade Show?

Well first and foremost you must absolutely ensure that whatever information that you discuss and provide to prospective franchisees is disclosed in your FDD. The disclosure and information that Franchisors may provide to prospects is limited to the FDD. So if your FDD does not include financial performance representations then you cannot talk to prospects…

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Menu Labeling Requirements for Growing Restaurant Franchises


If you are the franchisor of an emerging and growing restaurant franchise and you haven’t already complied with the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) menu labeling requirements, then it’s time to start evaluating your obligations and options before more franchisees commit to menu boards and build-outs that may not be in compliance.

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