Franchising

Nate Riordan Seller’s Counsel for 7 Unit Taco Bell Sale

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 Sale

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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Pandemic Restrictions Transform Small Business Profits and Survival

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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Tips To Renegotiate Your Lease Due to COVID

Tips To Renegotiate Your Lease Due to COVID | Franchise Attorney Nate Riordan

Rent Relief: How To Renegotiate Your Business Rent During the Pandemic If you are a retail business, there is perhaps nothing more critical for reopening or continuing operations than your lease. During this time of quarantine and reopening, both landlords and tenants have been casting about trying to find solutions. No one really knows what…

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Nate Riordan on The Pillars of Franchising Podcast

Nate Riordan on The Pillars of Franchising Podcast

Nate Riordan, franchise attorney and founder of West Coast Franchise Law, was a guest on The Pillars of Franchising podcast. WATCH: Emergency Advice for Your Franchise During the Coronavirus Pandemic: What to Say and Do With Your Landlords, Lenders, Franchisor, Taxes and Employees How Franchises Can Weather the Coronavirus Storm Your lease is probably the single…

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10 Do’s and Don’t When Talking to Your Landlord About Rent Relief

10 Do's and Don't When Talking to Your Landlord About Rent Relief | Bankruptcy Attorney Nate Riordan

PLUS: How Franchises Can Weather the Coronavirus Storm Your lease is probably the single most important consideration for franchise businesses to weather the coronavirus storm. You need the lease when you return. –> Free Download: Emergency Forms for Your Lease or Leases For the Postponement or Abatement of Rent 10 Do’s and Don’t When Talking…

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COVID-19: What Are The Current and Potential Economic Costs?

coronavirus economic costs COVID-19 | What Are The Current and Potential Economic Costs? | Nate Riordan Seattle Franchise Attorney | West Coast Franchise Law

Each day that the coronavirus pandemic continues we receive more news of its devastating economic impacts not just in the U.S. but around the globe. Stock markets plunge, businesses close, and ordinary people are losing their jobs temporarily or permanently. The ramifications of the coronavirus will be felt long after the virus has been stopped—months…

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Is Your Franchise Business Closed Due to the Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Closings: Is Your Franchises Business Closed Due to the Coronavirus? | Franchise Attorney Nate Riordan

If you have a franchise business that is closed and cannot operate remotely due to the coronavirus closings (COVID-19), we have no doubt that this is extraordinarily stressful and that it is very much uncertain whether you can emerge from this with an intact business. We are happy to get on the phone with you…

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Yum! Brands Acquires Habit Burger

Yum! Brands Acquires Habit Burger | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut is acquiring the niche restaurant, Habit Burger for $375 million. The acquisition is poised to take Habit Burger to new heights, far beyond their 300 locations in the United States (company-owned) and China (franchises). Already the largest restaurant company on the planet, Yum!…

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