| What Are Carnets and How Are They Used?

What Are Carnets and How Are They Used?

Originally walking slowly towards the customs authority, Ray suddenly quickened his pace. The reason behind his change of gait was a welcome thought.  “That’s right, I don’t have to pay duty fees!” Acting almost like a “merchandise passport,” ATA carnets aren’t necessarily mainstream knowledge.   We aim to change that in the following article.  By the[…]

Franchise Broker Liability

Liability of Franchise Brokers Franchise brokers are coming under increasing scrutiny for their activities as franchise sellers under state franchise regulation. The FranChoice lawsuits filed in 2019 became a major wake-up call for franchise brokers and the industry at large. With the increased potential for suits or regulatory oversight, it is essential for franchise brokers[…] | How to Read Your Franchise Disclosure Document

How to Read Your Franchise Disclosure Document

“I’m sorry, I don’t speak legalese.  Only English,” stated the perplexed entrepreneur. Prospective franchisees can sometimes be intimidated by a certain legal document.  The  “terrifying” uniform franchise disclosure document. But before entering into any business relationship using your John Hancock, there’s a diligence process to follow. We’ll outline this method here.  Let’s start you down[…] | Trade Embargoes and Sanctions

Trade Embargoes and Sanctions

OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) heads the United States sanctions compliance program. As a part of the U.S. Treasury Department, they take a risk based approach in the search for red flags raised by an industry or nation. Besides their Specially Designated Nationals (SDN list) and Blocked Persons list, OFAC sanctions affect various entities.[…]

How We Use AI at Reidel Law Firm

There’s no doubt that lawyers and law firms which have embraced AI and legal tech are ahead of the curve. If you’re looking for an efficient way to run your business, work with lawyers and law firms who are using AI to their advantage. At Reidel Law Firm, we’ve been using AI for franchise agreement[…] | Country of Origin Labels

Country of Origin Labels

What Are Country of Origin Labels and What Do They Mean for Consumers? These are labels that indicate the country where a product was made. They are intended to help consumers make informed choices about the goods they purchase. There are several different types of country of origin labeling systems, but the most common is[…]