FS016- An Education in Food Truck Law with Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law

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In this episode of FoodTruckr school, we’re happy to welcome Patrice Perkins, a Chicago-based attorney who blogs at Creative Genius Society and also Creative Genius Law.

Patrice gives us the low-down on all things legal when it comes to your food truck. Although law isn’t a topic food truck owners typically love to discuss (primarily because it’s the law in different cities that makes it difficult to operate a truck sometimes!), Patrice drops incredible knowledge bombs about things we should all be paying attention to.

Here are some of the questions addressed in today’s episode:

  • What can food truck owners do to support positive legal changes in their own cities?
  • What are the most common laws that aspiring food truck owners should keep in mind?
  • What are the most common mistakes food truck owners make legally? (Hint: most food truck owners aren’t doing what they should!)
  • Where can one find affordable legal services and help? (Including free legal help!)
  • What should one do when action is taken on them legally?

Hopefully you won’t ever need to worry about that last question, but it’s important that you know what to do just in case.

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Pat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn.

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