You can join the IABPF anonymously. To do this, a franchisee can instruct his or her attorney to join on his or her behalf. The attorney becomes the “face” of your membership while you receive the benefits of joining the association. At the same time, neither the franchisor nor even the IABPF will know your identity. The association can, however, count you as a member in its collective strength. Most AAFD-affiliated attorneys are happy to provide this service without charge or for a very modest fee to cover their time.