Fox Rothschild Joins Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative

May 13, 2011 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is now a charter member of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI), a platform for professional athletes to explore opportunities within the franchise industry.

“We are delighted to partner with PAFI as a charter member and to support its mission of encouraging professional athletes with opportunities in the franchise industry,” said Elizabeth Sigety, a partner at Fox Rothschild and co-chair of the firm’s Franchising, Licensing and Distribution Practice. “Our seasoned attorney team is excited to blend our fluency in the franchising with experience representing professional athletes to benefit PAFI’s membership base. We look forward to supporting PAFI members and professional athletes in generating strong business opportunities within the franchise community.”

PAFI charter members include franchisors, suppliers, distributors, professionals and corporations that realize the value in partnering with the professional athlete community. PAFI – in its pilot year – is developing charter membership with entities that will further its mission to educate and prepare professional athletes for a career in franchising.

Fox Rothschild's Franchising, Licensing & Distribution Practice is comprised of a diverse group of attorneys that includes former in-house counsels to major international franchisors and a leading author on franchise law. Attorneys in the practice represent clients in the full range of franchise law matters, have been involved in the development of numerous regional and national franchise systems and offer franchise clients access to an extensive network of business-building contacts to assist clients with start up, expansion or just additional help along the way. In 2009, Fox Rothschild was recognized as the Franchise Law Firm of the Year in the ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards.