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Franchising your business

Guiding you through a detailed analysis of your current operations to determine whether franchising is a feasible expansion strategy.

To Franchise or Not to Franchise

  • Analyzing the rationale for expansion through franchising
  • Considering various alternative channels of distribution
  • Liaising with professional accountants with expertise in franchising and business and franchise consultant

Structuring your franchise system should you decide that franchising is the most appropriate method for expansion and delivery of your product or services.

Establishing A Franchise System

  • Structuring a franchise system
  • Establishing a disclosure compliance program
    Preparing legal franchise documentation [see below]
  • Examining franchise sales and lead generation techniques
  • Protecting your intellectual property: registering and protecting your trade-marks, patents and copyrights
  • Considering leasing strategies; controlling the franchise site by way of lease or sub-lease
  • Review and preparation of lease documentation and negotiation of leases with landlord's solicitors
  • Examining the impact of privacy laws on your franchised business
  • Considering competition law issue

Preparation of Franchise Documentation

  • Preparing the franchise agreement to best suit your franchised business
  • Preparing sublease, guarantee, construction, general security, deposit and application, software license and confidentiality agreements
  • Preparing disclosure documents for the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta
  • Considering the legal ramifications of providing projections or earnings claims to potential franchisees
  • Review of promotional material to ensure consistency with representations made in the disclosure document
  • Ensuring that you obtain a security interest in the franchisee's assets
  • Review of operations and training manuals to ensure legal compliance