Franchising your business model is an exciting way to grow. We represent both franchisees and franchisors in building a successful system.
Your business will eventually grow beyond these borders. Reidel Law Firm’s experience and resources around the globe can help you expand successfully.
Business Law is in our blood. We have a passion for helping businesses and their owners expand and reach their potential. Let us help build and protect your business.
My business partner and I used the Reidel Law Firm to help us begin franchising our business concept. Anyone familiar with franchising knows that it is a complex process that can take months, if not years to complete successfully. Mr. Schyler “Rocky” Reidel was absolutely instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of becoming franchise ready in about 12 weeks. His attention to detail, professionalism, responsiveness, and customer service were unparalleled. Mr. Reidel handled all manners of requests, including business formation, writing the franchise disclosure document and franchise agreement, filing trademark applications, doing due diligence with various state requirements, and beyond. When working with Mr. Reidel, it is immediately apparent that he is not only a skilled legal professional, but is also well versed in business operations– an ideal combination for business owner clients. We approached him with a novel, out-of-the-box concept, and Mr. Reidel’s insightful comments and questions on our business operations and efficiencies made it clear that he takes a multi-faceted approach to his work. Mr. Reidel encouraged us to consider issues that would not only impact our current situation, but also serve us well as our brand grows. Beyond providing legal counsel, Mr. Reidel went above and beyond in making sure our experience as clients was top notch. He flew out to visit our facility in person, made himself available in the off-hours, quickly responded to inquiries, and even introduced us to connections from his personal network who would be able to assist us. Mr. Reidel is friendly, personable, and easy to do business with. Administrative transactions with the firm were transparent, efficient and hassle-free, especially considering that we were out of state clients. We couldn’t be more pleased with our experience and highly recommend using the Reidel Law Firm for your legal needs.
We contacted Mr. Reidel to assist with a residential real estate acquisition. The project took much longer than expected but Schuyler was with us every step of the way. He provided sound legal advice, was very responsive to our needs and more importantly, considered our preferences in the decision making process. We felt that Schuyler always had our best interest in mind. Compared to other attorneys and firms we have used in the past, Schuyler Reidel would get two thumbs up from us and we would definitely consider asking for his help again in the future.
This is our second time to retain Mr. Schuyler’s services for the sale of a business. He did such a excellent job the first time we worked with him that I reached out him for my second business transaction. We trust him completely with handling our business transactions because of his integrity, honesty, knowledge, professionalism, patience and kindness. Whenever I contacted him about any questions, etc., Mr. Schuyler always responded. I highly recommend him to help anyone that needs a great attorney.
We used Reidel Law Firm to set up a Series LLC for our property rental and management business. Schuyler was super easy to work with, and responded quickly to the myriad of questions we had along the way, making the whole process go very smoothly. His guidance made sure we did this right for maximum asset protection (I had no idea we’d need a ‘ground lease’ between the property management cell and each property cell – this is where professional help pays off!). Highly recommended.
I contacted Schuyler Reidel while I was considering a franchise opportunity. I am very pleased with his services and he did a great job. His write up of the FDD/FA review was comprehensive and he is also easy to discuss matters with. I would, without hesitation, use Schuyler again and expect to use his services for any legal matters that come up in my small business.
Schuyler provided prompt service with a great level of detail, but took the time to personally explain everything so I clearly understood. Some of the best legal guidance I have ever gotten and I will definitely be using him again in the future.
Schuyler did a fantastic job for in reviewing and giving me recommendations on my FDD franchise agreement He took a lot of time with me and was patient in answering all of my questions. He was also very knowledgeable I would recommend him!
Schuyler assisted us in the negotiation of a Franchise Agreement. His explanations of the various terms and risks were clear and concise. He provided recommendations in the drafting of the Agreement . As a result of working with Schuyler we are very confident that we reached an excellent agreement with our Franchisor.
Import rules and compliance are extremely important to any company engaged in international trade. Avoiding costly delays and penalties with Customs and other governmental agencies can be the difference between a successful product import and potential seizure or loss of your goods. Using experienced international trade professionals to help you navigate the mountain of compliance duties saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits.
Should you or your business require assistance in compliance with the CBP, only a licensed customs broker can represent you before the CBP. Customs brokers are licensed specialists in import laws and compliance that can help you navigate the complexities of international trade. Coupling our customs broker’s license with our law license and business experience we can offer a full compliment of services for the importer/exporter to limit your liability and stay compliant.
Our International Trade Law division provides legal and business guidance to businesses engaged in importing products or services. Some of the typical import compliance issues we can assist in include:
Export rules and compliance are extremely important to any company engaged in international trade. Every year many businesses are hit with devastating penalties due to negligence in their exporting compliance requirements. Using experienced international trade professionals to help you navigate the mountain of compliance duties saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits.
Our International Trade Law Division provides legal and business guidance to businesses engaged in exporting their product or service. Some of the typical export compliance issues we can assist in include:
Franchising offers businesses a fantastic opportunity to expand their business and brand while also attracting small business owners to a proven model and method. There are many, sometimes onerous, regulations for the franchisor. Staying in compliance is absolutely important to protect the company and future franchisees.
Potential franchisees need to be aware and well counseled on aspects of a franchise agreement. While the chosen franchise model may be a great match for the business owner, failing to understand or dismissing an element of the franchise agreement could be the difference between a successful franchise and losing your business and personal assets.
Reidel Law Firm can assist in counseling start up franchisors, existing franchisors, and franchisees.
Anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations are an increasing burden, both in number of laws and in the complexity of those laws, for businesses around the globe. No longer do these significant regulations only affect banking institutions but have expanded in recent years to also include: financial institutions, fintech companies, virtual currency companies, money transmitters and currency exchangers, securities dealers, precious metal dealers/importers, insurance providers, casino and gaming operators (even online), pawnbrokers, tax advisors, and even real estate advisors. There are many, sometimes onerous regulations for the business triggering AML laws.
Avoiding costly fines and penalties for noncompliance can be the difference between your business becoming successful or facing devastating fines or penalties. AML compliance also helps prevent fraud or other loss within your business while giving customers assurance of the security of your operations. Staying compliant under AML/KYC regulations is imperative in today’s global, highly competitive, and regulated economy.
Utilizing experienced AML/KYC professionals to help you navigate the mountain of compliance duties saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits. Our compliance professionals are ACAMS certified and experienced with the legal requirements and obligations for an international business subject to AML/KYC regulations.
Some of the typical compliance issues we can assist with include:
Today’s small and medium businesses generally cannot afford expensive in-house attorneys to guide them daily. Small and medium sized businesses deal with the same issues that large corporations confront and need skilled legal counsel to protect the business and owners. Reidel Law Firm has developed a cost effective and simple solution for small and medium businesses. Our Out-Of-House Counsel service gives business owners the same tools that multi-national corporations have at a fraction of the cost.
With an Out-Of-House counsel your business can have legal advice/analysis, government or corporate filings/compliance, liability audits, and more; affordable and as needed.
Reidel Law Firm’s Out-Of-House Counsel package includes:
Understanding your rights and obligations as a franchisee is an important step before joining a franchise system. Often, potential franchisees neglect to carefully read their franchise documents before committing to a long term franchise deal. Having a dedicated franchise attorney provide a thorough review of your franchise documents will help you better understand the obligations, costs, benefits, and other terms and conditions you should be aware of.
We can help review your Franchise Disclosure Document, Franchise Agreement, real estate control documents, and any other required agreements before committing your time and assets to a franchise system. We routinely represent both franchisee and franchisors and can offer a unique insight into your franchise documents.
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Placing your business within an entity helps protect your personal assets/wealth and can have personal tax benefits. Businesses within an entity can take risks to grow while protecting the owners from personal liability. Many Texas small businesses forgo entity formation and act as an unincorporated entity, a dangerous step to take jeopardizing your business and personal assets. Small businesses that fail to place the business within an entity put each owner’s personal wealth at stake, don’t put your livelihood, family, and business in jeopardy by failing to act. You will also take advantage of the personal tax benefits and a professional image by forming a business entity. Our entity formation services are offered as a package with flat fees.
Our LLC package includes:
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The incorporation package includes:
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Small business owners have plenty on their mind everyday, drafting and reviewing contracts should not be one of them. Drafting or reviewing mundane contract filler takes time and energy away from promoting your business/product and pushing profits up. Using legal professionals to review/draft contracts saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits.
We offer flat fee contract drafting and review, we aim to save small businesses time and money, giving you to the tools to survive and thrive. Our flat fee services allows you to eliminate time killers like contract reviewing and focus on the pressing matters of the day for your business.
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