Elizabeth Sigety and John Gotaskie Jr. Named “Legal Players” by 1851 Franchise

April 11, 2018 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Elizabeth D. Sigety and John R. Gotaskie, Jr., who were named “Legal Players” by 1851 Franchise, an award recognizing the highest profile attorneys in franchising.

Sigety, co-chair of the firm’s Franchising, Licensing & Distribution Practice Group and of the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice Group, regularly advises clients on venture capital and angel financing and mergers and acquisitions as well as in franchising, securities, private placements, franchise regulatory matters and franchise agreements. Recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the International Franchise Association (IFA), she also co-founded and served as co-chair of the IFA’s Philadelphia Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network and is currently on the Women’s Franchise Committee. Sigety is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to franchising.

Sigety received her B.A., cum laude, from Yale College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Gotaskie, a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Franchising Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division (LADR), represents both franchisors and franchisees, as well as individuals, partnerships and companies, in litigation and general corporate matters, including advice respecting Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements and related contracts. Gotaskie is a frequent author on franchise issues, including a chapter on the Acceptance, Rejection and Assignment of franchise agreements in a forthcoming ABA Forum book respecting practical bankruptcy issues for franchise professionals. Gotaskie also chairs the Franchise Business Network of the IFA in Pittsburgh

Gotaskie received his B.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Sigety and Gotaskie are both key forces on the firm's Franchise Law Update blog, which Gotaskie edits. The blog highlights all aspects of franchising, as well as diverse topics such as business finance, employment, litigation and the protection of intellectual property. In addition, both have been regularly named a “Legal Eagle” by the Franchise Times.