Grow Your Franchise
We help franchise brands get the legal support they need, resources to grow, and strategies to win at franchising
FRANCHISE COUNSEL PROGRAM
Voted Entrepreneur Magazines Top Franchise Law Firm 2019 & 2020
Where great founders build thriving franchise systems
Our Franchise Counsel Program is designed to combat the challenges that all growing franchisors face, all for a simple fixed fee. We start with a deep dive into your current Franchise Disclosure Document and agreements to identify what can be killing deals and opportunities to enhance your compliance program. Then, we create a franchise roadmap that outlines key improvements to be made including:
- FDD State Registrations, Filings, and Renewals
- Ongoing FDD Maintenance, Refinement, and Modifications
- Annual FDD Updates
- Franchise Agreement Preparation and Negotiations
- Item 19 Financial Performance Representations
- Trademark Registration, Maintenance, and Protection
- Business Transactions
- Franchise Sales Compliance
- Implement and Monitor Franchisee Compliance Records
- Coordination with Other Legal Counsel and Accounting Professionals
- Convert Your License to a Franchise
- Advisor Counseling and Continued Education
- Competitive Structuring
- And so much more…
Franchise Counsel Program is perfect for franchisors who want to stay ahead, avoid missteps, reach their full potential, and are:
- An emerging franchisor that is growing and scaling
- Frustrated with attorneys who slow down deals
- Suffering from short and long-term compliance issues
- Underutilizing franchise consulting services because of costs and misdirection
- Tired of sales “going dark” because your FDD registrations lapsed
- Wasting time and money on hourly billing
- Looking to improve their FDD and franchise program including Item 19 Financial Performance Representations
- Dealing with difficult franchisees and need a system to maintain franchisee compliance
- Wanting an experienced legal team to rely on to protect their system and help them grow
“I cannot say enough about this amazing TEAM! Charles Internicola and his entire staff are a large part of our success… The Internicola Law Firm is the perfect fit…and they are always there for us. They’re a dream team.”
– Jason Mazzarone, Founder, SoBol
Legal and franchise development for industry-leading brands
Our team approach starts by understanding your goals, pain-points, and evaluating any blindspots you may have. We’ve also simplified our process to allow you and your team to instantly know what states you can sell in with our custom, live FDD State Registration Dashboard created specifically for you. Also you can go through your document enhancements or specific projects and updates on your own time as we provide you with video walkthroughs.
- Custom FDD Registration Dashboard
Your team will have access to your own dashboard to track where you can sell franchises and the status of each state registration.
Watch our videos that go over your documents when it’s convenient for you, at your own pace. Our attorneys will familiarize you with any changes and updates that you can easily share with your team.
“The Internicola Law Firm has been one of the best decisions we made for our franchise. They go well beyond just helping us from a legal perspective. They are truly a trusted partner!
– Laura Coe, Co-Founder, Snapology
A transparent, successful working relationship
Each month you may have different needs. The beginning of the year we’ll be focusing on renewing your FDD and maintaining your registrations so your sales don’t “go dark”. Some months you may need several franchise agreement to be prepared and hours of negotiation. Mid year, we will be looking to enhance your FDD for the next year. Plus, all the little things in between.
The Franchise Counsel Program was built for this and avoids surprise billing and hidden fees. Our fixed monthly fee covers everything except out-of-pocket fees such as government filing fees and courier fees.
- Detailed Compliance & Planning Guides, Custom Franchisee Information Data Collection, and More
Our Compliance Guides and Review Letters are more than just a standard recap of your documents. We also provide you with branded forms for your franchisee candidates to fill out if you need an FDD to be sent out.
We take the time to carefully tailor everything for your brand with thoughtful explanations so you can be confident running your franchise system.
- Dedicated Team
Although you may interact with various team members of our team, your brand will have a dedicated Brand Manager, Compliance Paralegal, and Legal Counsel.
Our core values include “doing what we say we will do” and “going above and beyond without expectations” which includes responsiveness and quick turnaround times.