Chuck Modell Articles 1990-Present

02/22/2021

 

  1. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Expert Witnesses, (2020, September 9), [Larkin Hoffman Franchise Attorneys Blog].
  2. FPRs in the Time of COVID-19 – You May Be Required to Amend Your FDD – NOW, (2020, June 30), [Blog Post],[Special COVID-19 Newsletter].
  3. Could it Really be Time Already to Amend Your FDD?, [Larkin Hoffman website],(2020, June 10), [Blog Post]
  4. New Required Franchise Disclosure Document Cover Page(s), (2020, January 3),[Larkin Hoffman website],[Winter 2020 Newsletter].
  5. Licensing vs. Franchising Your Business, (2019, May 17), [Blog Post].
  6. Franchising – Standing the Test of Time, (2019, February 12), [Blog Post].
  7. Save your Business: Mediate, Don’t Litigate, (2019, January-February), [Upsize].
  8. The New “Franchise 500®” is Out – Valuable Information for Franchisors and Franchisees, (2019, January 8), [Blog Post].
  9. A Time to be Grateful – Looking Back on 2018, (2018, December 19)[Blog Post].
  10. Rule No. 1 – Choose Carefully, (2018, December 4), [Blog Post].
  11. Be Sure You Know What is in Your Franchise Agreements – and Have Them Reviewed Regularly, (2018, November 19),[Blog Post].
  12. Franchising Over the Years – Case Study, (2018, October 24), [Blog Post].
  13. New Franchise Offerings Continue to Expand, (2018, October 9), [Blog Post].
  14. Writing Your Franchise Agreement – Fair But Firm, (2018, August 29),[Blog Post].
  15. Franchise Law Changes Facilitate Providing Financial Information to Prospective Franchisees, (2018, July 26), [Blog Post].
  16. Topic 606 – Is Your Net Worth (Equity) About to be Decimated?, (2018, July 9), [Larkin Hoffman website],[Summer 2018 Newsletter].
  17. NASAA Proposes Major Changes to Franchise Disclosure Document Cover Page – Comments Are Due This Week, (2018, July 6), [Larkin Hoffman website],[Summer 2018 Newsletter].
  18. Determining the Viability of Franchising Your Business, (2018, March-April), [Upsize].
  19. Item 19 Disclosures Must Now Comply With New Law, (2018, January 30), [Larkin Hoffman website]
  20. Selling Franchises – Do you Have Numbers you can Show to Prospects?, (2017, October 13), [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]
  21. Inserting Your Client’s Audit Into Their FDD? Read it, (2017, Winter), [The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 1].
  22. Changes in Item 19 Disclosure Requirements Take Effect Next Week, (2017, October 25), [Larkin Hoffman website],[Fall 2017 Newsletter].
  23. Spotlight: Ed Driscoll, (2017, September 13), [Larkin Hoffman website],[Summer 2017 Newsletter].
  24. Who Should Sell My Franchises for Me?, (2017, September 6), [Blog Post].
  25. Franchising Your Business – Avoid the Biggest Mistake, (2017, August 30) [Blog Post].
  26. Pizza Bell Hop, (2017, August 16), [Case Study].
  27. How Do I Price My Startup Franchise?, (2017, August 9),[Blog Post].
  28. NASAA Adopts New Rules on Financial Performance Representations, (2017, May 17), [Newsletter],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  29. SBA Announces Valentine’s Day Changes to SBA Loan Program for Franchises, ( [Newsletter],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  30. Get it in Writing, So a Deal Doesn’t End in Buyer Beware, (2016-17, December-January), [Upsize].
  31. 2017 Checklist for Franchisors: Updating Your FDD, (2017, January 30), [IFA Insider, Vol 23, Issue No. 5].
  32. Show the Numbers to Sell More Units, (2016, September), [Franchise Times].
  33. California Franchise Relations Act – Are Your Franchise Transfer Standards Ready to Hand to Franchisees?, (2016, May 10), [Franchise Newsletter],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  34. Update on Financial Performance Representations (FDD Item 19),(2016, January 19), [Newsletter].
  35. Keys for Successfully Mediating Franchise Dispute, (2015, October), [LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert].
  36. Collect Releases Like You Collected Baseball Cards, (2015, Fall), [The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 4].
  37. The ABCs on NASAA’s Proposed Changes to Financial Performance Representations, (2015, October 7), [Newsletter],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  38. Mistakes Happen: To head them off, training program for sales team is a must, (2014, November/December), [Franchise Times at 42].
  39. How Many FDDs Do I Need?  New rules on Disclosing Multi-Unit Franchising Arrangements, (2014, September 16),[Newsletter],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  40. NASAA Adopts Multi-Unit Commentary, (2014, Fall), [The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 17, No. 4].
  41. Introduction to Practical Problems and Issues Associated With Buying or Selling a Franchise Company; Mergers & Acquisitions of Franchise Companies, (2014),[ABA Forum on Franchising].
  42. New Arbitration Appellate Procedures Change Playing Field, (2014, April), [Law Journal Newsletters, Franchise & Business Law Alert, Vol. 20, No. 7].
  43. Reducing Your Brand’s Exposure to Liability, (2013, November 1), [Franchising World].
  44. Franchisor Handbook – When franchisees struggle, fast action may ward off the worst, (2013, February),[Franchise Times at 48].
  45. The 3 Elements to Avoid the Accidental Franchise, (2102, June), [LQ Patent Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 6, June 2012].
  46. Achieving Consolidation and Unit Growth Through Private Equity, (2012, March), [Franchising World at 32].
  47. Arbitrate? Litigate? Avoid Both Through Mediation, (2010, December),[Franchising Business Law Alert, Law Journal Newsletter].
  48. The New Standards – Keeping the Franchise Brand Relevant by Franchisee Buy-in, (2010, October), [Franchise Times, at 72].
  49. Trust: Key to Successful Franchise Relationships, (2010, September), [Franchising World].
  50. How to Know if Your Business is a Franchise, (2010, August-September), [Upsize at 14].
  51. Non-Compete Cases – Does Anyone Really Win?, (2010, April), [Law Journal Newsletter – Franchising Business Law Alert].
  52. Franchise Renewal Season is Upon us, (2010, January 12), [Newsletter].
  53. Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: “Accidental Franchises May Have Teeth”, (2009, September), [Bench & Bar at 29].
  54. Turning Inward: Shift Focus From New to Existing Franchisees, (20009, May), [Franchise Times at 74].
  55. Franchise Advertising: There’s More to it Than Meets the Eye, (2009, May), [Franchising World at 19].
  56. Stretching the Truth and Other Advertising Pitfalls, (2008, May 5), [Advertising Compliance Service Bulletin #641, Tab #2, General Articles, Article #598, JLCom Publishing Company, LLC].
  57. Franchisors Face New Rules in ’08, (2008, January), [Star Tribune].
  58. Six Simple Steps – Avoiding Liability for Actions of Your Franchisees, (2007, November/December), [Franchise Times at 48 ].
  59. Imitation is Not Always the Greatest Form of Flattery and Other Advertising Faux Pas, (2007, September), [Franchise Times at 68 ].
  60. Memo to Franchisors – Help Your Franchisees Plan for Succession, (2006, May), [Franchise Times at 49].
  61. Strengthening Franchise Relationships – Keeping Trial Lawyers Out of Your Business, (2005, October), [Franchising World at 276],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  62. Memo to Franchisees – Is It Time to Sell?, (2005, October), [Franchise Times at 94],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  63. Are you ready to franchise? Take this test, (2004, October), [Upsize at 22],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  64. What Do Personal Guarantees Offer? Don’t Do Business Without One, (2004, Winter), [Franchise Law Journal at 138]
  65. Is it Time to Rethink Those Franchise Agreements?, (2004, February),[Franchise Times at 25],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  66. The Accidental Franchise, (2004, January/February), [Business Law Today at 45],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  67. Avoiding the Accidental Franchise, (2003, May), [Wisconsin Lawyer at 13]
  68. Franchise Renewals – “You Want Me To Do What?”, (2002, Summer), [Franchise Law Journal].
  69. Before You Start Selling Franchises – A Legal Checklist For New Franchisors, (2002, May/June), [Franchising World].
  70. Successful Mediating:  Tips for Successfully Mediating Franchise Disputes, (2001), [Franchise Update, 4th Quarter, at 33],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  71. Advertising Tips for Franchisors: Knowing the Laws and Regulations, (2001, June), [LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert at 2].
  72. Discovering That Your Franchisor Client Has Violated the Franchise Disclosure Laws, (2001, February),[LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert at 1].
  73. When the Franchisee Wants to Get Out of the Business, (2000), [Franchise Update, Annual at 51].
  74. Ancillary Responsibilities and Problems, Ethical and Legal Aspects, (discussion on noncompete agreements and antitrust issues), (2000), [Anesthesia, Fifth Edition, Volume 2, Section VI, Chapter 85 at 2731].
  75. Franchisor Involvement in Real Estate, (1999 Spring), [Franchise Law Journal at 149].
  76. Franchising Currents, (Spring 1998), [Franchise Law Journal]
  77. Addressing Pre-Sale Disclosure Violations, (1997, Fall), [Franchise Law Journal at 49].
  78. Business Sales and Acquisitions – Those Darn Legal Matters, (1997, October), [Minnesota Business and Opportunities at 63].
  79. Drafting Exclusive Territory Provisions in Franchise Agreements, (1996, Fall), [Franchise Law Journal at 74],[Republished in 1997 in “Best of ABA Sections,” General Version at page 28],[General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Version at page 26],[Larkin Hoffman website].
  80. Franchising Currents, (Summer 1996), [Franchise Law Journal]
  81. What it Takes to Franchise Your Business, (1995, June),[Minnesota Business and Opportunities at 24].
  82. Franchising Currents, (Spring 1995), [Franchise Law Journal]
  83. You Have Given the Franchisor Its New UFOC: Now What?, (1994, Winter),[Franchise Law Journal at 99].
  84. Franchising Currents, (Fall 1994), [Franchise Law Journal]
  85. Franchising Currents, (Spring 1994), [Franchise Law Journal]
  86. Franchisor’s Use of RICO: The Best Defense Might be a Good Offense, (1993, Summer), [Franchise Law Journal at 1].
  87. Suggested Contract Provisions and Operating Procedures for Franchisors, (1992, October), [The Info Franchise Newsletter at 6].
  88. How to Franchise Your Biz, Small Business Opportunities, (1992), [Franchise 1000 at 26].
  89. Could (or Should) You Franchise Your Business?, (1991, December), [Minnesota Ventures at 35].
  90. Franchisor Fiduciary Duty – The Decision May Not Be Final, (1991, Fall), [Franchise Legal Digest at 1].
  91. To Franchise or Not to Franchise, (1991, September), [Small Business Opportunities at 58].
  92. Successful Franchising Strategies for a Recession, (1991, July).[State Capital Law Firm Group Newsletter at 4].
  93. Tortious Interference Claims; Applying Principles of Tort Liability in the Franchise Context, (1990, Spring), [Franchise Law Journal at 1].