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 extensively on franchise and other business law topics both for bar journals and books and for those in the business of franchising. To see some of his writings, go to www.franchisealchemy.com.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- New York State Bar Association’s program titled "Corporate Transparency Act – Part 2", February 28, 2023 (moderator)
- "FinCEN Issues Final Rule for Beneficial Ownership Reporting under Corporate Transparency Act," offitkurman.com, November 2022 (co-author)
- "Removing an Impediment to Franchising in New York", New York Law Journal, September 20, 2022
- "The State of New York Business Law," New York Law Journal, January 14, 2022 (Author)