No matter how much research you do, you still may not understand truly the implications that are contained in an FDD. there are very subtle things, and you're gonna live with the consequences once you sign that document, so before you sign, you need to make sure you're 100% comfortable with what you're entering into. A franchise attorney can help you decipher those documents. I sometimes talk about it as "translating skills," and I think that's what I try and do, is bring the legal implications and explain them in a very real-world situation, "this is what this means, and these are the consequences that you need to consider."