Legal/Compliance Assistance


he franchising industry is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which requires that all franchisors present to prospective franchisees a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). This document contains detailed information about the franchise and its principals. Along with the FDD, franchisors must have a franchise agreement which details the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee. Along with this agreement, the franchisor may also choose to include an Area Development (Multi-Unit) Agreement and a Development Agent Agreement, depending on what kind of franchise relationships they desire to enter into.

At FranChampion, we are not attorneys, but we will act as a liaison between the franchisor and some of the best franchise attorneys in the industry to ensure that all documents are in compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies. Each state has their own registration requirements, with some being much more difficult than others. States generally fall into one of three categories: Franchise Registration States, Filing States and No Requirement States. We will discuss, at the onset, state specific growth strategies, select target markets and demographics.
Add Real Estate/Site Selection Assistance

Real estate plays a central role in the overall success of a franchise system. How visible is the location? How convenient is the ingress/egress? Does it offer the right mix of co-tenants? Does it have adequate parking? How are the daytime population and traffic counts? How restrictive are the lease terms? All these factors drive a store’s volume and profitability. Your franchisees may follow your operating system to the letter, but without the right location and lease terms, revenue and profitability will not be maximized to their fullest potential.

The old real estate adage is true, particularly for franchise operations: location really is everything. As a franchisor, your philosophy and approach to the real estate services you provide have a significant impact on your franchisees’ performance and survival. We will help you formulate and/or refine this important process.

A franchisor’s ongoing success relies on the success of its franchisees. To support and maximize that success, FranChampion will help you provide your franchisees with the tools and access to expertise they need to launch and grow a profitable business. That includes finding the most strategic location for your franchisee to provide them with the best chances for success.

Legal/Compliance Assistance

We coordinate all legal requirements necessary to complete your government-mandated franchise disclosure documents, as well as all franchise agreements, both domestically and internationally. While we are not attorneys, we have long-term relationships with world-class franchise counsel.