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February 10, 2017

Marijuana Franchises in California? Think Again

California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana caused a giant stir in the business world. With any high-growth industry, entrepreneurs are forming what’s being referred to as the “green rush” to stake roots in the country’s most populous state. Some would argue it’s the most motivated effort we’ve seen from this community since the sixties. 


January 10, 2017

Amending Contracts: What You Need to Know

Despite the nature of contracts to be ironclad documents, agreements evolve and grow over time. Many times it marks the continuation of a relationship or adjustment for circumstances that come up during the course of a project.


January 3, 2017

The Best Legal Structure When Buying an Existing Franchise

Purchasing an existing franchise helps reduce risk. Rather than vetting a franchise with the hope that it thrives in your specific region, the current operator has already proven the model in the region. It’s running, operating, and hopefully making substantial profits.


December 21, 2016

The Role of Conditional Use Permits in Expanding Your Franchise

It’s no secret that business often outpaces local regulations, city ordinances, or zoning regulations. When reviewing the rapid advance of the tech space or the current litigation following the mass spread of companies such as AirBnB or Uber, it’s apparent that many laws just haven’t caught up to today’s diverse business world.