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News and events that center around the selling and granting of franchise licenses

Hedge Fund Activist Pressuring Buffalo Wild Wings to Refranchise Nearly 500 Locations

Hedge funds invest and make quick changes in their target companies in order to make as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time. Many stock investors, individual or institutional, who after all have invested in a company’s shares hoping to make a profit, like when a hedge fund with a proven track record becomes interested in a company whose shares they hold.

Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing; Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?

For over 15 years, we have been speaking at franchise shows across North America about real estate leasing.

IFA Leaders Warn that NLRB Could Harm Franchising

WASHINGTON – Robert Cresanti, CEO and president of the 56-year-old International Franchise Association, talks about how he thinks a potential U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruling against McDonald's could be detrimental to franchising.

Former Franchisee, a Doctor, Offers Healthier Solution in Buying Franchises

Dr. Gabriel Feldman, MD, MPH, MBA, MHA, FACPM, a former owner of multiple small businesses and a franchise, questions the statistics the International Franchise Association is throwing out to prospective buyers regarding the growth of franchise businesses and the number of jobs they will add to our economy in 2016.

IFA Chair Hashim Warns about Joint Employer

IFA chairman Aziz Hashim ponders a point at the IFA's recent Legal Symposium (photo/bmm)
IFA chair Hashim ponders a point at the IFA's Legal Symposium (photo/bmm)

WASHINGTON – International Franchise Association chairman Aziz Hashim contends that although at times there may be differences between franchisees and franchisors, now is the time to come together. Why? Because, he argues, there is a common foe that challenges the franchise model itself. He is concerned about the threat of wage hikes, unionization and a possible future National Labor Relations Board ruling.

IFA CEO Invites More Franchisee Involvement

CEO Robert Cresanti listens to panel discussing POS security breaches at the IFA's Legal Symposium in May 2016
Cresanti listens to a Legal Symposium panel of experts (photo/bmm)

WASHINGTON – Robert Cresanti, the newest CEO and president of the 56-year-old International Franchise Association, speaks about franchisee interests, his recruitment into the IFA and his background.

Franchisee or Franchisor Centric?

Although there may be differences in the way franchisors operate their franchise systems, we can assume with confidence that franchisors intend to develop a franchise network with profitable franch

Issues to Consider before Franchising

Many of my franchise law posts focus on legal tips to consider when buying a franchise. However, an established small business owner may also benefit from an attorney’s counsel when he or she is considering an expansion into the franchising arena.

McDonald’s Corp to Move to Downtown Chicago

McDonald's Corp in Oak Brook, Illinois
McDonald's Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. (photo:marketwire)

OAK BROOK, Ill.—McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced this morning that it will move its corporate headquarters from Oak Brook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to downtown Chicago.