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AAFD Announces 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit Program Chairs

As we prepare for our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting in May of 2017, the AAFD has been fortunate to recruit distinguished talent to design and chair our program. We are proud to announce that the programming co-chairs are…

Thinking of Selling Your Franchise? Save When You List with BizBuySell

Thinking of Selling Your Franchise? Save When You List with BizBuySell

Jun 29, 2016

If it’s time to finally call it quits on your franchise, you may wonder how to find the right buyer for your business. The longer it sits on the market, the more money you lose! The AAFD has partnered with BizBuySell, the internet’s largest business marketplace, to offer our members an exclusive discount when you list your business. Find out more…

AAFD Members — Have You Taken Advantage of Your FREE Franchise Attorney Consultation?

We’ve put a lot of effort into drafting some of the best franchise attorneys in the country to participate in our Franchisee LegaLineSM Network. As a member of the AAFD, you can get a complementary consultation with an attorney in our network. Don’t let these great minds go to waste, especially if you need help reviewing a franchise agreement or are considering taking legal action against your franchisor.

What Type of Franchise Attorney Do You Really Need?

What Type of Franchise Attorney Do You Really Need?

Jun 2, 2016

A common misconception about the legal field is that the best lawyers are the ones who are the most aggressive, the most ready to dash off a demand letter and start prepping for the inevitable trial. Law & Order episodes aside, there are many transactional lawyers who are skilled negotiators—deal makers–who never step foot inside a courtroom, and that is very often a good thing!

Well-Known Franchise Attorney Zarco Tells Franchisees that the Browning-Ferris Decision was the “Greatest benefit you guys ever had.”

At the annual gathering of DDIFO, an independent franchisee association for Dunkin’ Donut franchise owners, well-known attorney Robert Zarco of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski Brito took the stage and gave a speech that some would consider heresy. As first reported by Scott Van Voorhis on Blue MauMau, Zarco explained how the National Labor Relations Board’s decision, which found that Browning-Ferris Industries is a joint employer with a company that provided staffers for one of its recycling centers, is not the start of the apocalypse as so many franchisees believe …

Is Your Franchisor Giving Away Your Leads?

Is Your Franchisor Giving Away Your Leads?

Apr 11, 2016

While many franchisors faithfully pass leads to their existing franchisees, the AAFD has been receiving an increasing number of complaints that franchisors abuse their lead generation programs by using leads to sell new franchises rather than forwarding the lead to the franchisee who effectively earned the business. In fact, franchisor lead abuse has led directly to the formation of several AAFD Chapters. This abuse usually happens in one of two ways:

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