Franchise System Development
Are you a budding Franchisor considering a franchising?
At Greyson Legal | Franchise Lawyers, we utilise a 4-stage process as part of the franchise system development.
If you are an existing business owner looking to use franchising to expand your business; or you are a start-up with a unique concept
- Greyson Legal | Franchise Lawyers can assist you.
Part 1 - Preliminary Investigative & Information Phase
During this phase we:
Obtain an understanding of your business or concept
Determine your current business structure
Assess your existing intellectual property and advise on strategies to protect and grant rights of use with respect to that intellectual property
Discuss your franchising strategy
Help you to understand key elements of:
the Franchise Agreement
other ancillary franchise documentation
the application of the Franchising Code of Conduct (“Code”)
the franchising process.
Part 2 - Preparing “Initial” Master Set of Franchise documents
During this phase we prepare a range of initial documents used in the preliminary stages of Franchise system setup, such as:
Initial Expression of Interest Form and/or Franchisee Application Form
Deposit Acknowledgement Form
Application Process - Step-by-Step Guide - (for Franchisor internal use)
Information Statement (required under Code)
Disclosure Questionnaire (for completion by Franchisor) to assist with Franchise Agreement and Disclosure Document preparation
General advice and assistance regarding the preliminary documentation and relevant issues
Part 3 - Preparing “Master" set of Franchise documentation
This phase includes:
Drafting the Franchise Agreement
Drafting the Disclosure Document
Drafting the ancillary franchise statements (numerous) required under the Code
Liaising & consulting with you as appropriate in order to prepare the above documents
Compiling, scanning, printing, copying the Master franchise documentation pack as required
Carrying out searches as required, eg. company searches
Providing general advice to you regarding Franchising and the application of the Code.
Part 4 - Ancillary Phase
This phase of work will vary (as per client requirements) but may include one or more of the following:
Reviewing and/or preparing your internal Operations/Procedures Manuals ;
Providing specific advice regarding your rights and obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct or at law;
Carrying out research related to your specific requirements;
Carrying out other IP or related commercial legal work (as needed);
Keeping the client advised of changes (if any) in the Code or at law and how that will impact on the client and the franchisees’ rights and obligations.
Assisting and advising you with respect to dispute resolution with franchisees (should that arise), in particular complying with the processes under the Code;
Drafting future changes to the “Master” franchise set of documents as may be required by you or due to later changes in the Code or at law;
Providing other legal services you may require from time to time, including but not limited to:
general commercial legal work;
drafting other agreements and documents.