West Des Moines, Iowa business and corporate attorney Rush Nigut of Brick Gentry P.C. has set up an affordable service targeted directly for individuals who are considering buying a franchise business. He routinely counsels clients through the franchise process. His franchise clients include business owners in financial services, hair salons, dry cleaning, real estate, fitness centers, auto body, postal and package services, retail services, tutoring services, restaurants, and more. Rush also serves as outside general counsel for the franchise business after a purchase to assist those clients with a need for corporate legal advice but who may not necessarily want to pay the expense of having a lawyer on staff. His experience also includes work for national franchisors. He has represented franchisors in business and litigation matters in the State of Iowa. Rush is also available to guide those business owners who may be interested in starting their own franchisor operations.

Rush has expertise in the review of Disclosure Documents and Franchise Agreements for potential franchisees. For an affordable flat fee, Rush’s franchise business review includes:

  1. Review and analysis of DIsclosure Document to make sure it complies with applicable state and federal laws. This review includes an overview of potential legal issues to consider in your decision making process and whether the franchise is right for you.
  2. Review and analysis of the proposed Franchise Agreement with an overview of the important legal issues to consider in your decision making process. His analysis will also point out certain applicable Iowa franchise law provisions which are typically not found in the agreements presented by out-of-state franchisors. He will assist you in identifying areas for negotiation with the potential franchisor. It is a common misperception that franchisors do not negotiate terms. In fact, many franchisors are willing to negotiate certain terms with franchisees.
  3. A written report of his findings concerning the Disclosure Document and the Franchise Agreement.

Rush is also available to assist you in the formation of a new business entity including the determination of the appropriate structure for your business and the creation of the corporate documentation. Please see his Iowa Incorporation/LLC Package for further details. Please contact Rush Nigut at 515-274-1450 or rush.nigut@brickgentrylaw.com for more information concerning his franchise review services.


Upon request a schedule of fees will be provided.