Biography

Eleanor has created a well-respected corporate practice, representing clients in the Bucks County and Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey as well as nationally in a broad range of matters with an emphasis on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital and angel financing
  • Insurance and insurance regulator matters
  • Entity formation
  • Corporate finance
  • Franchising
  • Securities and private placements

Eleanor is a Certified Franchise Executive, a designation received from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, an academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. As an experienced franchise attorney, Eleanor works with start-up and established franchise clients in the structuring of franchise programs, drafting of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and related contracts and counseling clients on regulatory compliance matters including obtaining and renewing state franchise registrations. She also handles matters related to master franchising, multi-unit licensing and area-development business arrangements. Eleanor also represents franchisors and franchisees in connection with the acquisitions and sales of franchise businesses.

Eleanor also works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies as well as established and emerging growth companies in the particular requirements, challenges and opportunities of their businesses. She has experience drafting operating and shareholders' agreements, non-competition agreements, private offering documents, supply and vendor agreements, commercial agreements and asset and stock purchase agreements. In addition, clients rely on Eleanor’s counsel in insurance regulatory and compliance matters.

Before Fox Rothschild

Eleanor has held externships at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission under the Assistant Chief Counsel investigating employment discrimination claims, as well as at the District Attorney's office of Allegheny County (General Trial Unit). Eleanor also worked as a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant for Duquesne University School of Law, and served as president of the Women's Law Association.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Eleanor currently serves on the Budget Committee, Technology Committee and Executive Board of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bucks County Bar Association and is a former Director of the Bucks County Bar Association and Chair of its Young Lawyers Division. Eleanor also donates her time in a wide range of pro-bono matters. She represents local non-profits in business and corporate matters, volunteers free basic estate planning documents to first responders (including police, firefighters and paramedics) in the Wills For Heroes program and recently argued successfully before the New Jersey State Parole Board for the prison release of an indigent client on a parole violation.

Client Resources

Eleanor is among the contributors to the firm's Franchise Law Update blog, which focuses on regulatory aspects of franchising as well as diverse topics such as business finance, employment, litigation and the protection of intellectual property including trademarks and copyrights.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to SuperLawyers list of "Rising Stars" (2017)
  • Named to “Legal Eagles” by the Franchise Times (2016-2017)