Strategic Partnership Best Practices | Franchise Attorney Nate Riordan

Even as the U.S. economy regains steam in 2021 and GNP grows by 10%, some companies still struggle to survive. This is especially true for businesses that rely on foot traffic or office workers since the demand for office space is down 38% nationally. The good news is that strategic partnerships can improve any business’…

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Nate Riordan Named 2021 Franchise Super Lawyer

Franchise attorney Nate Riordan was named a 2021 Seattle Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed on only 5% of the lawyers in Washington each year. This is the 3rd year Nate has been named a Seattle Super Lawyer for his work in franchise law. Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations…

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How To Thrive During Reopening

As Washington State businesses slowly reopen even as the pandemic enters into its second year, there is a lot of confusion about the new safety rules and reopening compliance. Hopefully, we can offer some clarity. As of this writing, most of Washington State is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s reopening strategy. The only exception…

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Top Tips for Your Leave of Absence Policy | Franchise Attorney Nate Riordan | West Coast Franchise Law

As we get closer to the second year of the pandemic, employers are faced with more sick workers who need to take a leave of absence for weeks (and in some cases months). How can businesses ensure that their leave policies are appropriate for our current challenges and equitable to all employees? Let’s take a…

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WATCH: What Goes Into Our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review? | Bankruptcy Attorney Nate Riordan | West Coast Bankruptcy Law

West Coast Bankruptcy Law offers a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review, the franchise agreement. The FDD agreement is what you sign as the contract between you and your franchisor. We offer our FDD review at a flat-fee. But often, we are asked, What goes into an FDD review? WATCH: Franchise attorney Nate Riordan answers, What…

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Nate Riordan Seller's Counsel for 35 Unit Burger King Sale | West Coast Franchise Law

West Coast Franchise Law is proud to have acted as seller’s counsel in a 35 unit Burger King franchise sale in December: “West Coast Franchise Law has represented our company for several years now, helping us with leasing and development. They did a great job helping us grow and when it came time to sell…

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Nate Riordan Seller's Counsel for 7 Unit Taco Bell Deal | West Coast Franchise Law

West Coast Franchise Law is proud to have acted as seller’s counsel in a 7 unit Taco Bell franchise sale in December: “We hired West Coast Franchise Law to represent us with the sale of all 7 of our Taco Bell restaurants in Texas, which including leasing some of the properties we owned to the…

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Nate Riordan Buyer's Counsel for 3 Unit Taco Bell Deal | West Coast Franchise Law

West Coast Franchise Law is proud to have acted as buyer’s counsel in a 3 unit Taco Bell franchise sale in Washington State: “Our multi-generational family-owned business has grown a lot in the last 8 years to over 150 stores, and West Coast Franchise Law has been a big part of that growth. They help…

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Small Business Adapts To Pandemic Economy

As the pandemic restrictions press into its eighth month, small businesses are feeling the squeeze the most. There has been a 22% reduction in business activity nationwide (NBER), that’s 3.3 million inactive American business, some of which have closed permanently due to COVID-19 restrictions and the economic fallout that followed. And according to estimates from…

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