Franchise & Distribution Law
The clients of Ronald Roman include everyone from a person who wants to start his
own franchise system to long established international franchisors.
Ronald Roman is well known to franchise regulators, franchise trade associations, and
franchise bar committees. He has successfully represented franchise clients in diverse
industries such as boat clubs, hotels, automotive services, motor vehicles, retailing,
fast food and restaurants.
can help establish a good franchise relationship with both parties. His legal documents
reflect this view, and his franchise team can assist in the following:
Develop a standardized business format
A uniform image
A strong product mix
Describe the enterprise in documents that comply with federal and state laws.
Documentation preparation and review
Prospective franchisor ... the benefits of venturing into a franchise include:
Rapid expansion and an increase in revenues without an equally great increase in risk.
The franchisor's economic gains include the franchise fee, royalties and, in certain instances, an increase in revenues from product sales.
The franchisor's non-economic gains come from greater market penetration, advertising, brand recognition, public acceptance, and corporate growth.
Proven business system, training, corporate assistance and support, greater profits, and significantly reduced risk
Franchisee's risk of failure is 75 percent less than for a new, non-franchised business, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In a franchise system, the franchisees fund the development of additional units. Moreover,
since each unit or franchisee is independent of the franchisor, growth through franchising
doesn't jeopardize the franchisor's existing operation. The franchise system, like group
insurance, spreads the risk among a class or group of persons.
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