Originally Posted by conklinwh
Actually, that is part of the value to having a good lawyer. The best seem to bypass local/state and go direct to DF.
By the way, I'm sort of assuming that you have done the normal business modrel evaluation and due diligence that is pre-req to any business venture.
Another suggestion is to try to find someone who has recently started a business in your same area. Not necessarily the same or even similar, just one who has fought the war and has won.