If you’re looking to start a franchise in Idaho, or if you need a competent attorney who can help you deal with your franchisor effectively, contact a dedicated Idaho franchise lawyer from FortmanSpann, LLC today.
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Starting a Franchise in Idaho | What to Know
- Idaho is a non-registration state, which means that franchisors do not need to register or file any disclosures with the state authorities before offering or selling franchises in Idaho, but franchisors still need to comply with the federal franchise laws and regulations, such as providing a valid Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to prospective franchisees at least 14 days before signing a franchise agreement or accepting any payments.
- Idaho has a Limitations on Right to Sue Law, which voids any provisions in a franchise agreement that restrict the franchisee’s right to sue the franchisor in Idaho courts or limit the time period for filing a lawsuit. This law also allows franchisees to choose Idaho law as the governing law of the franchise agreement, regardless of what the agreement states.
- Idaho does not have any specific laws that regulate the relationship between franchisors and franchisees, such as termination, renewal, transfer, or disclosure rights and obligations. Therefore, the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement will largely determine the rights and duties of both parties.
- Idaho has some industry-specific laws that apply to certain types of franchises, such as alcoholic beverage wholesalers, equipment dealers, and motor vehicle dealers. These laws may provide additional protections or requirements for franchisees in those industries.
- Idaho has a Restaurant Liability Law, which limits the liability of restaurant owners and operators for injuries or damages caused by food or beverages served or sold at their establishments, unless they acted with gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
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Whether you’re just starting out as a franchisee or you have an established business, FortmanSpann, LLC is here to help you face any legal hurdles you may encounter along the way. Contact a dedicated Idaho franchise lawyer from our legal team today so we can get started working on your case.