John R. Gotaskie, Jr. and Elizabeth D. Sigety Named as 2015 Franchise Times Legal Eagles

April 9, 2015 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, partners John R. Gotaskie, Jr. and Elizabeth D. Sigety have been selected as Franchise Times Legal Eagles.

Now in its 12th year, the prestigious list highlights attorneys who have made significant strides in franchise law. Lawyers selected for inclusion were chosen from nominations by their clients and peers.

Gotaskie represents individuals, partnerships and companies in complex commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and franchising issues. He also serves as an adviser to several companies and individuals, assisting them in developing a carefully coordinated approach to identify and address legal issues.

Gotaskie serves as editor of Fox’s Franchise Law Update Blog and has recorded numerous podcasts that touch upon issues that impact franchisors and franchisees.

Gotaskie received his B.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1994 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Sigety, chair of the firm’s Franchising, Licensing & Distribution Group and co-chair of the Tech & Venture Finance Group, focuses her practice on a wide variety of franchise, licensing, distribution, finance, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. For more than 25 years, Sigety has been a trusted adviser to clients, from startup companies to large private and public companies.

Co-founder and co-chair or the Philadelphia Women's Franchise Network and member of the Women’s Franchise Committee of the International Franchise Association, Sigety is frequent speaker and writer, especially on issues facing franchises and emerging businesses. She is also a constant contributor to the firm’s Franchise Law Update Blog and Emerging Companies Insider Blog. Additionally, she has worked with the Professional Athlete’s Franchise Initiative supporting Fox Rothschild’s role as a charter member of that organization.

Sigety received her B.A., cum laude, from Yale College in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.