Franchise Agreements, FDDs and Related Documents: Negotiating Key Terms

Protecting Franchisor or Franchisee Interests Regarding Territory, Fees, Advertising, Termination and More

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide business counsel in negotiating franchise agreements and ancillary documents. The panel will explain the terms that are most often disputed in franchise agreements, as well as considerations and best practices for FDDs and other related documents.

Description

Franchises are highly regulated arrangements that require substantial documentation, disclosure and other compliance efforts to form them lawfully. Drafting franchise agreements presents challenges for counsel due to complex federal and state franchise requirements and the wide array of legal issues implicated.

Franchises begin with the negotiation of comprehensive and cumbersome franchise agreements and the submission of ancillary documents, including the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

When negotiating and preparing these documents, counsel for franchisors and franchisees must carefully consider and construct provisions related to territory, fees, franchise term, marketing and much more.

Listen as our authoritative panel of franchise attorneys provides their perspectives on drafting franchise agreements and ancillary documents. The panel will explain the terms that are most often disputed in franchise agreements, as well as considerations and best practices for FDDs and other related documents.

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Outline

  1. Commonly negotiated key provisions
    1. Territory
    2. Fees
    3. Advertising/marketing
    4. Renewal and termination
    5. Other key issues
  2. Considerations for franchise ancillary agreements
    1. Franchise disclosure document
    2. Option agreements
    3. Letters of intent
    4. Confidentiality agreements
  3. Litigation aspects of franchise agreements

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the key contract terms in franchise agreements?
  • How can counsel for franchisors and franchisees best mitigate risk when negotiating franchise agreements?
  • How should counsel handle some commonly disputed issues and what are some effective strategies for resolving them?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Harris J. Chernow
Harris J. Chernow

Partner
Chernow Kapustin

Mr. Chernow has a diverse franchise and business background and has been associated with a number of prestigious...  |  Read More

Mitchell J. Kassoff
Mitchell J. Kassoff

Attorney at Law

Mr. Kassoff deals exclusively with Franchise Law and Franchise business matters. He has been representing both...  |  Read More

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