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HTMLBrand Standards Are for Everyone
Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
Now more than ever, it is important to understand brand standards: why they are set; how they affect franchisors, franchisees, and customers; and what the boundaries of brand enforcement policies should be.

 

HTMLActions May Speak Louder than Words: Can Franchise Agreements Protect Franchisors from Liability as Joint Employers?
David Dubberly, Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has created a buzz within the franchise community by announcing that McDonald's may be responsible as a "joint employer" for alleged unfair labor practices of some of its franchisees. Employees of franchisees have filed more than 180 unfair labor...

 

HTMLTen Contract Provisions That a Prospective Franchisee Should Consider Before Signing a Franchise Agreement
Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
The saying that “love is blind” is as true in picking a franchise as in finding a soul-mate. Most prospective franchisees tend to shop franchise concepts instead of franchise agreements. They focus their search on hot concepts, franchise systems that have a good track record, and...

 

HTMLShowdown in Harrisburg
Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 7, 2013, previously published on November 5, 2013
Like a strong marriage, a strong franchise relationship must be built on shared success. In the end, no relationship is likely to work out when one side holds all the cards.

 

HTMLSurvival of the Fittest: Why Do Some Franchise Systems Survive When Other Fail?
Corby Cochran Anderson, Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2013, previously published on August 2013
What had 28 flavors, nearly 1,000 locations, and a ubiquitous orange roof? If you answered Howard Johnson's Restaurants, then you are one of a dwindling number of people who can still appreciate the power that brand once had. At one time, Howard Johnson's was the largest restaurant chain in the...

 

HTMLGrowth: The Lifeblood of a Franchise System
Ted P. Pearce; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2013, previously published on June 2013
At a recent meeting of Charlotte’s Franchise Business Network, sponsored by the International Franchise Association (the IFA) and Nexsen Pruet, 40 participants from a range of franchise concepts discussed paths to growing a franchise system, from the perspective of franchisors and...