Obtaining a franchise is a popular method for owning a business. It can provide a proven business model and the power of bulk purchasing and marketing. Although most franchisers are there to help the small business owner and indeed, the success of an individual franchisee is in its interest, the franchiser will present a franchise agreement which is clearly in its favor which has been drafted by the wealth of legal talent most franchisers have at their disposal. If you are buying into a franchise, someone needs to be in your corner. Franchise agreements are often complex with possible pit falls for even the most experienced business person. An attorney experienced with franchise agreements in Virginia is needed to help the business owner fully understand everything he or she is getting into and to help negotiate a fair franchise agreement.