Inspections and Contingencies Under The Pennsylvania Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate

If you’ve bought a home, or are buying a home, you may have seen the “Standard Agreement For The Sale Of Real Estate” being used by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors. Including the “Notices” sections of the form, it exceeds 20 pages of small print. Some of the most important provisions of that form are […]

What is a Franchise?

There are numerous state law definitions of what is legally considered a franchise. The Federal Trade Commission has yet another definition. You don’t need to know those unless perhaps you are a franchise lawyer. For simplicity’s sake, let’s use this definition: A franchise is a business relationship between a corporation that owns an identified brand […]