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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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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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 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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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, 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 | 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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