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Franchise Disclosure Document Review
Evaluate a franchise opportunity with the help of an attorney
Before you purchase a franchise, the law requires that you be given a Franchise Disclosure Document spelling out your costs and obligations. But FDDs are often written in language only an attorney could understand and may run up to 300 pages. For just $799, a Franchise Disclosure Document Review provides a thorough review of your FDD by an attorney to answer your questions and help ensure your interests are protected. To take advantage of this exclusive price, you must be a member of Business Advantage Pro.
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How It Works
For Members If you're already a legal plan member, sign in and schedule a consultation with an attorney. Select "Franchise Disclosure Document Review” under the Legal Matter dropdown. Your attorney will contact you to discuss the document and will provide instructions for submitting the fee. When your document review is complete, your attorney will schedule another consultation to review the recommendations and answer any questions you might have.
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Common Questions
What is a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
A Franchise Disclosure Document is a legal document that is presented to prospective buyers of franchises in the presale disclosure process. It is intended to give the potential franchisee enough information to make an educated decision about their investment. However, it is often lengthy and full of legal jargon and can be difficult to understand.
What is the maximum number of pages that can be reviewed by my attorney?
Normally, the legal document review benefit that comes with legal plan membership only covers 10 pages. Franchise Disclosure Documents can run from 100 to over 300 pages in length. LegalZoom has negotiated with the participating law firm a special flat fee for Business Advantage Pro members regardless of the number of pages.
What's included in the Franchise Disclosure Document review with the attorney?
You will receive a 30-minute introductory phone consultation with an attorney to discuss your goals, objectives and concerns. The attorney will review the document privately and write up a customized report explaining the obligations, costs, benefits, and any other terms or conditions contained in the document that you should be aware of. The attorney will go over this document with you in a 30-minute follow-up phone call during which you can ask questions and seek guidance.
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See a sample of what you will receive from your attorney as part of your Franchise Disclosure Document review.

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