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Franchise Facts: Know Before You Sign

Franchisees who purchase a franchise as a continuation or extension of an existing business should be particularly careful when it comes to non-competition provisions.  This is because the franchisee’s old business will undoubtedly get merged with the franchisee’s new franchise. If the franchisee is presented with an opportunity to exit the franchise, it is often very difficult to separate the old business from the franchise concept. Watch below for some tips so that you know, before you sign!

Get tips and other franchise-related snippets in this interesting and relevant 2-minute video series on franchising!

If you have any questions on this or any other franchise related topic, contact me at bloffredo@offitkurman.com or 301.575.0345.

ABOUT BRIAN LOFFREDO

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bloffredo@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0345

Brian Loffredo is a commercial litigator with more than seventeen years of experience representing clients in the franchise industry. Brian routinely assists clients during the licensing and franchise/FDD review process, as well as with the resolution of franchise-related disputes, including those involving terminations, territorial disputes, fraud, disclosure/relationship law violations and breaches of contract.

In addition, Brian represents and counsels clients in the construction industry on matters involving litigation, construction defects, licensing and compliance, collections, mechanic’s liens, payment bond and Miller Act claims, contract drafting, and compliance with home improvement laws and other construction industry laws.

Brian also has extensive experience representing financial institutions with workouts, collections and residential/commercial foreclosures.

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