Thomas Pitegoff is an internationally recognized leader in the franchise field. He counsels international, national, regional and start-up franchisors in a variety of industries to structure their franchise systems effectively and comply with state and federal franchise laws. He assists businesses in acquiring franchise companies, and he represents foreign franchisors in their U.S. business and U.S. franchisors expanding abroad. He also represents multi-unit franchise developers and assists clients in resolving issues with state franchise regulators.
With a wide-ranging business transactions background, Mr. Pitegoff also advises businesses on alternatives to franchising. His work includes license and distribution agreements, service agreements, information technology agreements, and intellectual property counseling. He also acts as general U.S. counsel for foreign companies and he provides outside general counsel services for U.S. companies.
Mr. Pitegoff has written on franchise topics for journals and books published by the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising among others. To see some of his writings, go to www.franchisealchemy.com.
Mr. Pitegoff is an Officer of the New York State Bar Association's Business Law Section and a member of the Legal/Legislative Committee of the International Franchise Association.