Owning a franchise is a significant undertaking, and should not be done without a dedicated legal team in your corner. To us, franchise law is far more than just another legal field; it’s a legal field that involves turning prospective and established business owners’ dreams and goals into reality. That said, if you need help with any legal aspect of owning your franchise, you can confidently turn to a seasoned Illinois franchise lawyer right here at FortmanSpann, LLC. Contact us today so you can tell us your story and we can come up with a strategy tailored to your needs and goals.
Franchise Lawyer Representing Clients in Illinois
Franchisees and prospective franchisees in Illinois deserve legal representation that truly has their best interests at heart. Our firm understands that a lot goes into owning and running a franchise, and our job is to help ensure you start your business on the right foot. That said, we can help whether you’re just starting out or are an established franchisee. For instance, if you’re dealing with a breach of contract or encroachment on the part of your franchisor, you’ll need a legal team that can effectively negotiate with your franchisor to attain a favorable outcome on your behalf. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. FortmanSpann, LLC has significant experience helping clients navigate all facets of franchise law, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you today.
Our Franchise Law Services
FortmanSpann, LLC understands the ins and outs of being a franchisee and has decades of experience helping clients navigate the various complexities of doing so. If you need assistance dealing with any of the following, you’re in the right place.
How Do I Start Operating a Franchise in Illinois?
Notably, Illinois is a franchise registration state and, as such, has enacted franchise laws. With such laws, before operating, offering, or selling a franchise in Illinois, you must first register your FDD with the Franchise Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General. You should be aware that the initial FDD registration filing fee is $500, while the subsequent annual renewal fee is $100. With that being said, your registration lasts for one year and requires annual renewal either a little before your one-year registration anniversary or within 120 days of the end of your fiscal year.
Contact a Franchise Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that anyone looking to take on a franchise should have legal counsel that truly cares about their future and that of their business. Why turn to any other legal team when FortmanSpann, LLC has decades of experience and success, and a track record to prove it? We’re on the side of franchisees–not franchisors, so you can rest assured, knowing we’ll always have your best interests in mind. Contact a skilled Illinois franchise lawyer from our legal team today to learn more about what we can do for you.