Doing Business In Fla. — How To Not Get 'Personal'

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 11:56 AM ET) -- Out-of-state franchisors seeking to do business in Florida face location-specific challenges, ranging from the selection of potential franchisees and markets to compliance with the Florida Sale of Business Opportunities Act. Many activities undertaken by potential franchisors may unwittingly subject them to the personal jurisdiction of the Florida courts, even if the franchisor ultimately abandons a planned franchise without ever granting one in the state.

Mio LLC v. Valentino's of America Inc. provides guidance and much needed clarity to potential franchisors seeking to do business in Florida....
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