We represent franchisors in the preparation of federally mandated and state-amended franchise disclosure documents (FDD). We represent franchisees in the review of the FDD and to discuss other franchise relationship matters.
We represent small and medium sizes business in all aspects of business law, including structuring a start-up business entity, drafting and interpreting contracts, drafting and review of employment agreements, and the purchase and sale of business entities.
We represent residential and commercial clients in the sale and purchase of real property. We also draft and review promissory notes, deeds of trust and mortgages, and all other real-estate-based documents.
FRANCHISE, BUSINESS, AND REAL ESTATE LAW
With over 75 years of combined law practice and trial experience, the firm delivers expertise and excellence. Taking advantage of a centralized location and low overhead, Corporon & Katz is able to offer their clients high-level, sophisticated services at reasonable rates.
Franchise Law for Franchisors
Mr. Katz, who is a Certified Franchise Executive (a certification granted by the International Franchise Association the world’s largest franchise industry group), works with franchisor clients on the development, structure, and eventual registration of the franchise offerings thereby providing a comprehensive and proven process to facilitate the operation of the entire franchise system. In collaboration with the client, he will write the federally mandated “Franchise Disclosure Document” (FDD) in clear, concise and easily understood language. Franchisor clients will also benefit from the firms business, transactional, and real estate expertise since franchising is so intertwined with each discipline.
Mr. Katz, a member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries, handles all aspects of corporate and business formation, contract law, structuring and reorganization, and the drafting and negotiating corporate and business contracts. The firm provides the right combination of legal expertise, business intelligence, astute counsel, and strategic thinking.
Franchise Law for Franchisees
In many cases, the decision to purchase a franchise will be the largest cash expenditure a person will make after the purchase of a home. It is a life-changing decision. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that a franchisor deliver the FDD to a prospective franchisee at least 14 calendar days before he or she pays any money or signs the franchise agreement. During this due diligence period, we help the prospective franchisee understand the document (which can be 150 pages or more) and, as importantly, the relationship that is created by it. We help the prospect navigate through the legal, ethical and practical framework within which any franchise opportunity must operate so that he or she can make an informed and knowledgeable business decision.
Real Estate Law
Real estate transactions often contain a variety of complex issues that make each transaction a unique challenge. Mr. Katz who has been a licensed real estate broker since 1982, advises his clients in acquisitions, sales, financing, and development of both commercial and residential properties. He understands that there are no “boilerplate” solutions, and carefully analyzes the multiple aspects of each deal in the best interests of the client.