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Have You Visited Your AAFD Member Page Recently?

May 4th, 2015

by: AAFD

in: Featured

When you become a member of the AAFD, whether as an Associate Member, a Franchise Chapter Member, or an Affiliate Member, you gain a lot of special benefits, including access to an exclusive area of our website. You should have received a username and password when you first became a member of our organization. If not, Contact Us, to request your username and password. When you visit our home page, you’ll notice a small Login section in the upper right-hand corner. Put in your username and pa... Read More »

Your Franchisor Might Not Bring A Flood Of Customers To Your Door

April 28th, 2015

by: Jessica Bennett

One of the reasons potential franchisees love the idea of owning a franchise is that they often believe the franchisor will work hard to generate customers for their franchise... Read More »

The AAFD is Moving to Bigger Digs

April 27th, 2015

by: AAFD

To All AAFD Members, On May 1st from the hours of 11pm (PST) to Saturday May 2nd 11pm (PST), website service at may be interrupted as we move our website to it... Read More »

Thinking of Buying a Franchise? Pick Up a Copy of The Franchise Fraud First

April 6th, 2015

by: AAFD

Franchising is often seen as a safer bet than starting your own business. Many potential franchise owners believe that franchising offers the thrill of entrepreneurship backed... Read More »

Seattle Judge Rules on IFA Request for Injunction Against $15 Hourly Minimum Wage for Franchisees

March 23rd, 2015

by: AAFD

The city of Seattle set a new wage precedent last year when the Seattle City Council approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in June, 2014. The measure... Read More »

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Five Tips For Women Looking For A Franchise

May 19th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Not every woman wants to “Lean In” and climb the corporate ladder (with all the long nights and drai... Read More »

Choosing A Franchise Is One Of The Biggest Decisions Of Your Life –AAFD Associate Membership Can Help You Choose The Right One

October 14th, 2013

by: AAFD

Buying a franchise is not a small decision. It will cost you a substantial amount of effort and mone... Read More »

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Before You Start An Independent Business, Is A Franchise Available?

July 14th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Is it finally time to chuck the cubicle, endless conference calls, and 9 – 5? Are you ready to start your own business? Running a business can be an incredibly empowering expe... Read More »

The “absolute discretion” trap

April 14th, 2014

by: M. Blen Gee Jr.

Sometimes one or two words in a franchise agreement can be the difference between financial life and financial death for a franchisee. As an attorney who routinely represen... Read More »

Franchisees and the Challenge of Social Networking

December 2nd, 2013

by: AAFD

Social media marketing is almost a requirement for businesses nowadays. More and more businesses are discovering that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest c... Read More »

No Penalties For Not Telling Workers About Healthcare Exchanges

November 12th, 2013

by: AAFD

On October 1st, despite a government shutdown and the looming threat of the United States government defaulting on its debts, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (popul... Read More »

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April 8th, 2015

About the firm M. Blen. Gee, Jr. regularly represents franchisees and prospective franchisees. Mr. Gee does not represent franchisors. Mr. Gee’s areas of concentration in... Read More »

Dady & Gardner P.A.

March 18th, 2015

About the firm The firm limits its nationwide practice to the representation of franchisees, distributors and dealers in disputes with their franchisors and suppliers. Da... Read More »

Franchise Legal Support

February 23rd, 2015

Franchise Legal Support is dedicated to providing comprehensive services for franchisees throughout California and the nation. We can help you through the process of buy... Read More »

W. Michael Garner

March 26th, 2014

W. Michael Garner has practiced franchise and distribution law for over thirty years and is regarded as one of the nation's premier trial lawyers and legal writers in ... Read More »

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