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Franchise Legal Fees

Prepare legal documents, including UFOC and FTC disclosure statements. $2000 to $3,500 for 1st franchise agreement

$1,000 to $2,000 for successive agreements

$2,500 + for UFOCs, first franchise is slightly higher and costs may vary per state.

Update disclosure documents. $500 to $1,500 per filing
Provide federal and state agency administrative representation. $500 and up
Maintain state registration(s). $500 to $1,500 per state, plus filing fees in each state (if any)
Negotiate contracts with franchisees. $250 per hour
Dispute resolution — mediation, arbitration and litigation services for franchise disputes. $3,500 or more per mediation or arbitration
Litigation – hourly rate structure

Last Modified: December 5th, 2009