Do I need a lawyer to buy a franchise?

When you buy a franchise, you make a significant financial investment and undertake substantial legal obligations. The franchise agreement and the FDD detail your obligations. The documents both include specialized terminology and complex provisions unique to franchise law. Before you sign the franchise agreement, you should be certain you understand all the terms of the agreement and the FDD.

Reviewing the FDD and your franchise agreement with an experienced attorney is the best way to ensure that you fully understand your legal obligations and rights. The franchisor has a legal team looking out for their interests. You should have your own trusted advisor looking out for your interests and rights too. Franchise law attorney Ashley Nielsen assists prospective franchisees throughout the United States with review of FDDs and franchise agreements.