Athanasios Felonis_ Partner_ Bahas_ Gramatidis _ Partners Law - AHEI

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					LEGAL & REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
   FOR BUSINESS IN THE U.S.A.
      Forms of Legal Entities
• Corporation – The Model Business Corporation Act (MBCA)

• General & Limited Partnerships – The Uniform Partnership
  Act (UPA) & the Uniform Limited Partnership Act (ULPA)

• Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

• Joint Ventures

• Foreign Company Branches
     Company Forum Selection



• Delaware Corporation Law
     Trade Finance & Political Risk Coverage


• Private Sector Banks – Credit Lines
• The Small Business Administration (SBA,
  www.sba.gov)
• Export – Import Bank (EX-IM Bank,
  www.exim.gov)
• Overseas Political Risk Corporation (OPIC,
  www.opic.gov)
     Franchising

• Definition – Types of Franchises:
   Product distribution franchises

   Business format franchises

   Single & multi – unit franchises

   Master franchise
    Franchising (continue)

• Legal Documents:
   – Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
   – Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
   – Franchise Rule mandating pre-sale disclosure
   – The Franchise Agreement

• International Franchise Association (IFA,
  www.franchise.org)
     Licensing


• Types of Licensing

• Licensing Agreement

				
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